Smoking still a large contributor to US cancer deaths, study says

December 9, 2014 4:45 PM

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Smoking still a large contributor to US cancer deaths, study says

Although smoking rates have declined over the past few decades, cigarettes continue to cause about three in 10 cancer deaths in the United States, according to a research published in the Annals of Epidemiology.

The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society, calls for new efforts to reduce smoking prevalence to help prevent future cancer deaths, according to a press release on the organization’s website.

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