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January 7, 2014

Analysis charts huge gains by anti-smoking movement since ‘64

  • 8MAmerican lives saved by anti-smoking efforts since the release of the Surgeon General’s report "Smoking and Health" in 1964, according to analysis published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It found that rates of smoking amongst American adults plunged over the course of the near fifty-year stretch, from 42% in 1964 to just 18% in 2012. In a related editorial, Center for Disease Control director Thomas Frieden hailed “tobacco control” as “described, accurately, as one of the great public health successes of the 20th century.” source
19:40 // 8 months ago
January 21, 2012
BREAKING: Joe Paterno gravely ill, his family says: Paterno, who was diagnosed with lung cancer at the height of the scandal that rocked his football program, is “nearing death” (as the Patriot-News’ headline puts it), and family is rushing to his side. Paterno, 85, has reportedly had severe complications over the past few days, and his status is reportedly “serious.”

BREAKING: Joe Paterno gravely ill, his family says: Paterno, who was diagnosed with lung cancer at the height of the scandal that rocked his football program, is “nearing death” (as the Patriot-News’ headline puts it), and family is rushing to his side. Paterno, 85, has reportedly had severe complications over the past few days, and his status is reportedly “serious.”

18:40 // 2 years ago
November 18, 2011
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September 14, 2011
0:33 // 3 years ago
April 20, 2011
Gerard Smith, bassist for TV On The Radio, dies of lung cancer
Gerard Smith, dead at 34: Smith was the bass player for eclectic rock band “TV on the Radio,” and was receiving treatment for lung cancer. His bandmates released this statement: “We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and  bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly.” Deepest condolences to his friends and family — 34 is too damn young to go, especially from such a terrible disease. source
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Gerard Smith, dead at 34: Smith was the bass player for eclectic rock band “TV on the Radio,” and was receiving treatment for lung cancer. His bandmates released this statement: “We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly.” Deepest condolences to his friends and family — 34 is too damn young to go, especially from such a terrible disease. source

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17:15 // 3 years ago
November 4, 2010

Yo smokers: Want a shot against lung cancer? Get an early CT scan

  • 20% higher survival rate with CT scans over x-rays source

» The results were so positive that the National Lung Screening Trial actually ended early because the results so obviously favored CT scans for early detection. While it’s not a cure for cancer, it definitely offers lung cancer sufferers a chance at survival they didn’t have before.

20:27 // 3 years ago