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what percentage of smokers actually die from smoking?

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Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Risk for cancer: 15% of smokers (> 100 cigarettes consumed in a lifetime ) develop lung cancer.
Answered on Jul 1, 2012

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