Why At-Risk Black Smokers May Be Falling Through The Cracks For Lung Cancer Screenings


medical staff reading a xray

Differences in smoking habits between black and white Americans may lead to lower lung cancer screening rates for blacks, new research suggests.

Researchers reviewed federal government data from 1965 to 2012. They found that blacks are less likely than whites to start smoking in their late teens, but also less likely to quit as they get older.

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