November is lung cancer awareness month

Smoking is a key risk factor for lung cancer. According to Cancer Council Victoria:

– About 90% of lung cancer cases in males and 65% of cases in females in Australia are thought to be due to smoking.

– The earlier you start smoking, the longer you smoke and the more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of developing lung cancer.
– Other risk factors include passive smoking, exposure to asbestos and other elements, family history and more.
Learn more about lung cancer during lung cancer awareness month here
Discover the support available to help you quit smoking here
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