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Lung cancer rates in Mississippi dropped 7% over 5 years, but are still higher than the national average

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Incidences of lung cancer have dropped by 7% in Mississippi over the last five years, according to the American Lung Association.  Unfortunately lung cancer rates in our state are still higher than the national average.

The Office of Tobacco Control at the Mississippi State Department of Health is prepared to help anyone seeking support to quit smoking. Participants in the “Ready. Set. Quit.” program receive a free welcome kit and access to the program website where they follow an action plan and track progress. Additionally, Tobacco Control offers online, phone and text counseling.

For help with quitting visit, or call the Mississippi Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.



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