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Quitting smoking early linked to better chance of surviving lung cancer – study

Quitting smoking early is linked to improved survival rates for people diagnosed with lung cancer, research suggests.

The findings indicate that the benefits of giving up smoking before being being diagnosed continue to be seen even after a diagnosis.

A study found that among those diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); current smokers had a 68% higher death rate and former smokers had 26% higher death rate compared to people who had never smoked.