According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 228,190 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed during 2013 in the United States. Of that number, 159,480 people are expected to lose their lives to the disease.
Cigarette smoking is by far the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, making it also the most preventable type of cancer in the world today.
If you are still smoking, why not set your quit date for November 21st, the date of the 38th 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 2013 the year you put smoking in your past, once and for all.