Approximately 1/3 of all of cancer deaths in U.S. males as well as 1/4 of females have been linked to the cigarette smoking habit. This information was disclosed in an up-date report published by the JAMA .
This being said, Forty million people in the Unites States are smokers. Data from the American Cancer Society has determined the rate of deaths from cancer among Smokers Thirty Five and above had a 28 Percent greater chance of developing a fatal cancer.
The percentage of smoking-caused cancers in Males ranged geographically. A low of 21% in the state of UT to a high of 39% in AR. With the exception of Utah , the rate was never below 29%. For females, the rate was bellow 21% in all states with the exception of Utah well as California. The females in the state of Utah, like the men, had the lowest national rate. Kentucky was the highest , with a rate coming in at approx. 30 Percent.
Males are statistically more likely to smoke than females. This being said,men’s chromosomes could be responsible for higher death rates. Modern research shown smoking lowers the amount of the “Y” chromosome. This Y chromosome helps prevent cancerous tumors from growing. In many of the states, women are catching up to the men. Newly published data shows that women have become a higher percentage of smokers than men in South Dakota, Montana and Arkansas.
The levels peak in the Southern United States. This is where almost Forty Percent of death from cancer deaths are linked to smoking cigarettes. Many believe this is due to tte fact that ineffective rules and laws regarding smoking cigarettes.
Research’s used the estimates on the low side, actual numbers may be higher. The study only looked at a dozen different kinds of of cancers. Cancer deaths from smoking has gone down as the level of smoking has gone down.