Effective protection for non-smokers could prevent 30% of all cancer deaths
Every year, lung cancer causes around 1.6 million deaths worldwide. 70% of all lung cancer patients throughout the world are smokers or ex-smokers and, in Central Europe, this figure is higher than 80%. Smoking is therefore regarded as the central risk factor for this disease. On occasion of World No Tobacco Day (31st May 2016), one expert is therefore calling for improved protection for non-smokers and redoubled efforts in the area of smoking prevention.