Efficacy of Risk Reduction

The contributions of adverse health behaviors to cancer morbidity and mortality are substantial and well documented. A World Cancer Research Fund panel estimated that 30% to 40% of all cancers are attributable to inappropriate diet, physical activity, and high body weight.3 In this section, we review the evidence linking changes in several established cancer risk behaviors to changes in cancer morbidity and mortality. This review is not meant to be exhaustive, but intends to review the most common cancers, primarily those for which the most data exist.

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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