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The Scoop On Smoking from ACSH: what every teen should know about tobacco


Cancer Conundrums

If you thought that lung cancer was the only type of cancer smokers have an increased risk of getting, think again. See how tobacco savvy you are by taking this quiz about the different types of cancer associated with smoking.

Question 1: Which of these celebrities died of smoking-related cancer?
a) Humphrey Bogart, Nat "King" Cole, Walt Disney
b) Duke Ellington, Ulysses S. Grant, George Harrison
c) Moe Howard (of the Three Stooges), Michael Landon, John Wayne
d) All of the above

Question 2: Smoking increases the risk of which of the following types of cancer?
a) Lung, mouth, nose, throat, vocal cords, esophagus
b) Salivary glands, bladder, kidney, pancreas, colon, rectum, stomach
c) Cervix, vulva, penis, prostate, skin, leukemia
d) All of the above

Question 3: About what portion of all lung cancer cases are attributable to smoking?
a) 100%
b) 87%
c) 74%
d) 53%

Question 4: About what portion of all cancer deaths are attributable to smoking?
a) One in ten
b) One in four
c) A third
d) No way to tell

Question 5: Compared to non-smokers, smokers are:
a) 5-10 times mor elikely to get lung cancer
b) 10 times more likely to get cancer of the larynx (vocal cords)
c) 2-3 times more likely to get bladder cancer
d) All of the above


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