According to the American Lung Association, smoking accounts for 30%
of all cancer deaths and 87% of lung cancer deaths.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “32%
of all deaths from coronary heart disease were attributable to smoking and exposure
to secondhand smoke.”
In 2015, an estimated 15.8% of adults in Florida were current smokers, based
on data from the Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS).
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for
lung cancer in adults aged 55–80 years with a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently
or have quit in the past 15 years.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force began recommending screening for
lung cancer in 2014. Read full textof recommendations.