U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC

Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say

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In all age groups, lung cancer rates dropped faster among men than among women, the researchers found.

Lung cancer incidence decreased among men across all regions of the United States and in 23 states, and decreased among women in the South and West and seven states, the investigators reported.

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death and the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, according to the report.

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