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Tweetable Facts

Lung Cancer 

  1. Only 2% of women cite #lungcancer as a top of mind cancer affecting women http://bit.ly/1O1AcKY via @LUNGFORCE [tweet this]
  2. Only 1 in 5 know less than half of women diagnosed with #lungcancer will be alive 1 yr later http://bit.ly/1O1AcKY via @LUNGFORCE [tweet this]
  3. #lungcancer kills almost 2x as many women as any other cancer http://bit.ly/1O1AcKY via @LUNGFORCE [tweet this]
  4. Anyone can get #lungcancer – causes include #smoking #radon #airpollution http://bit.ly/1O1AcKY via @LUNGFORCE [tweet this]
  5. Rate of new #lungcancer cases dropped 32% for men over last 39 years, while rising 94% for women http://bit.ly/1wHgj4X via @lungassociation [tweet this]
  6. #lungcancer is most common cancer worldwide, 1.8 mill new cases and 1.6 mill deaths in 2012 http://bit.ly/1wHgj4X via @lungassociation [tweet this]
  7. Nonsmokers have 20-30% greater chance of #lungcancer if exposed to secondhand smoke at home/work http://bit.ly/1wHgj4X via @LungAssociation [tweet this]
  8. Exposure to #secondhandsmoke causes ~ 7,330 #lungcancer deaths among nonsmokers every year. http://bit.ly/1wHgj4X via @LungAssociation [tweet this]
  9. Compared to never smokers, male smokers are 23x more likely to develop #lungcancer, women are 13x http://bit.ly/1wHgj4X via @LungAssociation [tweet this]
  10. #Radon exposure estimated to be 2nd leading cause of #lungcancer, ~21k lung cancer deaths a year http://bit.ly/1wHgj4X via @LungAssociation [tweet this]

Healthy Air 

  1. Ozone smog develops in the atmosphere when gases from tailpipes, smokestacks etc. come into contact with sunlight http://bit.ly/1g13S87 [tweet this]
  2. 125 Mill people in the U.S. live where pollution levels are too often dangerous to breathe. http://bit.ly/2oIAoK3 [tweet this]
  3. People with lower incomes often live closer to sources of pollution. They are at greater risk. http://bit.ly/1sunEaw [tweet this]
  4. Ozone pollution can cause premature death, breathing problems, and cardiovascular health issues. http://bit.ly/1JjXtqL [tweet this]
  5. Particle pollution refers to tiny solid & liquid particles in the air. Breathing them can cause health issues. http://bit.ly/1JjXtqL [tweet this]
  6. 39% of Americans live in counties w/ high levels of #smog or particle #pollution. http://bit.ly/2oIAoK3 [tweet this]
  7. Air pollution affects children's lung development & increases likelihood of #lungdisease as adults. http://bit.ly/1QkWUNk [tweet this]
  8. Particle pollution can cause #lungcancer along with other health complications http://bit.ly/28J62hy [tweet this]
  9. People with lung diseases face greater risk from both ozone and particle pollution. http://bit.ly/2oIAoK3 [tweet this]
  10. Ozone pollution cause respiratory harm eg. inflammation, worsened asthma & worsened COPD http://bit.ly/1Wd6c56 [tweet this]

Tobacco 

  1. Cigarette smoking is the most important source of preventable diseases, illnesses and premature death http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  2. Smoking-related diseases claim more than 480,000 American lives each year http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  3. At least 69 of the more than 7,000 chemicals found in cigarette smoke are known to cause cancer http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  4. Annual prevalence of smoking has declined more than 50% between 1965 and 2015 http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  5. 81% of adults who ever smoked daily tried their first cigarette by age 18, and 94% had by their 21st birthday. http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  6. Smoking during pregnancy harms the fetus & causes consequences for the developing brain, lung function in newborns http://bit.ly/1jRtxdU  [tweet this]
  7. In 2016, 20.2 percent of high school students and 7.22 percent of middle school students were current tobacco users http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA  [tweet this]
  8. Quitting smoking often requires multiple attempts. Counseling & medication increases chance of successfully quitting http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  9. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, and is a main cause of lung cancer and COPD http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]
  10. Among current smokers, chronic lung disease accounts for 73% of smoking-related conditions http://bit.ly/1GJtmeA [tweet this]

Asthma 

  1. Understanding your #asthma triggers can help you stay active & healthy http://bit.ly/1QpBt1D via @LungAssociation [tweet this]
  2. The exact cause of #asthma is unknown. Asthma may be inherited, but environmental factors may also play a key role http://bit.ly/1LC9lWg  [tweet this]
  3. Most common #asthma symptoms: wheezing, frequent cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness http://bit.ly/UsVlYf via @LungAssociation  [tweet this]
  4. #Asthma can be life-threatening if not managed. In 2015, 3,615 deaths were attributed to #asthma http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation  [tweet this]
  5. #Asthma currently affects an estimated 6.2 million children under 18 years http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation  [tweet this]
  6. An #asthma episode is a series of events resulting in narrowed airways breathing difficult http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation  [tweet this]
  7. #Asthma prevalence in kids under 18 ranges from 5.8% in Iowa to 13.2% in Alabama http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation [tweet this]
  8. The annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $50.1 billion http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation  [tweet this]
  9. 400k – 1 mill. children with asthma have their condition worsened by exposure to #secondhandsmoke http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation [tweet this]
  10. Asthma triggers range from viral infections to allergies to irritating gas & particles in the air http://bit.ly/1O7Kz3Y via @LungAssociation [tweet this]

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