Research on Lung Cancer Risk Factors

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During the 1990's, over 40 states filed federal lawsuits against major American tobacco companies, and the growing involvement of the Surgeon General's office motivated many independent researchers to narrow their focus to lung cancer and its causes. Furthermore, this period of time saw the largest increases in lung cancer rates ever recorded, as the Baby Boomer generation of lifelong smokers began to suffer the health consequences of their habit. During the last decade, with the link between lung cancer and tobacco-derived carcinogens conclusively established, the scientific community has dedicated fewer resources to the study of lung cancer risk factors.


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