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Tobacco linked to 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in U.S.

The number of people who smoke has fallen significantly, but tobacco use remains a factor in a large percentage of cancers.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control links tobacco to 40-percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S.

Smoking doesn’t just cause lung cancer. It’s also linked to cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus, stomach, kidney,

colon, bladder and even a form of leukemia.

C.D.C. data also shows fewer Americans are smoking. About 20-percent of adults smoked in 2005.

That number fell to 15-percent last year.

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