Light it Up

This may surprise you.

If you were a smoker and diagnosed with lung cancer what would you do? Probably do the best you can to quit right?

Here’s the real deal. According to a new study in the American Cancer Society journal CANCER, researchers looked at 2,456 lung cancer patients and discovered, despite a cancer diagnosis, 14 percent of the lung cancer patients were still lighting up.

The study noticed many of the people who can't quit are "hard-core" smokers, i.e., they smoke a high number of cigarettes a day. Many, also, are surrounded by other smokers.

Also, there are feelings of fatalism. They think, 'Why stop now?' And a lot of people are very judgmental about lung cancer patients causing their own disease.

The backers of the study hopes to pave the way for more smoking cessation programs and treatment options for patients who are smoking at the time of their diagnosis.

Studies also show that quitting smoking can may even double the chances of survival for lung cancer patients.

  • THEY SHOULD YANK THE TREATMENT FOR ANYONE WHO CONTINUES TO SMOKE AFTER THEY ARE DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER
  • IT KILLS ME TO SEE PEOPLE ON OXYGEN AND THEY STILL SMOKE. FIRST OF ALL, OXYGEN IS HIGHLY FLAMABLE!