Lung cancer incidence decreased 2.6% per year among men and 1.1% per year among women from 2005 to 2009. The fastest drop was among men aged 35-44 years, who saw a 6.5% decrease per year in lung cancer incidence. Such results imply that tobacco control efforts are having effects, though there is still plenty of room for improvement. For instance, most decreases happened in 23 states for men and 7 states for women, representing continued need for local and state population-based tobacco prevention and cancer control efforts in addition to national strategies. (Image from source)

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