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Cancer is a non-communicable disease and a major cause of deaths globally; lung cancer takes most of the lives lost to the disease. 

 About 1.37 million people die each year from lung cancer, it accounts for 1:6 deaths from cancer.

Smoking is the major risk factor, 80-90% of lung cancers are caused by smoking tobacco.

Here are 9 risk factors for lung cancer, they are slide format.

  1. Smoking
  2. Second-hand smoke
  3. Alcohol dependency
  4. Physical inactivity
  5. Air pollution
  6. Exposure to asbestos
  7. Unhealthy diet
  8. Arsenic
  9. Radon

 Click on each slide for photos and more details. 

 Cancer can be prevented by eliminating or avoiding these health risk factors, this may mean making lifestyle changes

 Lifestyle Habits To Adopt:
  • Don't smoke, if you smoke quit now
  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruit
  • Have your home tested for radon
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to air pollution
  • Avoid exposure to asbestos
  • Keep physically active

This consumer health education program prepares people to eliminate health risk factors that cause cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

Click for more information or to participate in it.