September 12, 1995 in Nation/World

Heart Disease Danger To Smokers Underlined

Compiled From Wire Services

A new study suggests that smokers are more likely to die of heart disease than lung cancer.

A report published Monday in the Canadian Journal of Public Health contradicts the common belief that lung cancer is the main health threat from tobacco use.

Lung cancer accounted for fewer than a third of all deaths from smoking in 1991, said the study, sponsored by the Canadian Department of Health.

Smoking-related cardiovascular disease caused 16,393 deaths in Canada in 1991, while smoking-related cancers caused 16,268 deaths.

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