According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed during 2012 in the United States. Of that number, 160,340 people are expected to lose their lives to the disease.
Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the U.S. today, and it is also the most preventable. Cigarette smoking is by far the biggest risk factor, but cigar and pipe smoking increases lung cancer risk as well.
If you are still smoking, why not set your quit date for November 15th, the date of the 37th Great American Smokeout. Use the resources below to help you prepare for smoking cessation and stop in at our busy support forum here at About.com Smoking Cessation.
Quit Smoking Resources:
Quit Smoking 101 - a Free Email Course
Make 2012 the year you put smoking in your past, once and for all.