Women have caught up to men on lung cancer risk
New research finds that women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago compared to those who never smoked. That is partly because they are starting younger and smoking more than women used to.
Women have caught up with men when it comes to the risk of dying from smoking-related illnesses. Lung cancer risk leveled off in the 1980s for men but is still rising for women.