Letter to the Editor:
Next Thursday, Nov. 21, is the Great American Smoke-out Day.
The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) mission is to fight all cancers, including lung cancer. Anyone can get lung cancer. Smoking raises the risk, but people who have never smoked or quit years ago can get it, too.
Smoking accounts for about 80% of lung cancer deaths, however, lung cancer among people who never smoked still ranks in the top 10 causes of cancer death in the United States.
That is why ACS addresses many different aspects of lung cancer in addition to tobacco,