colleagues in the room who have worked on this, i want to -- dr. koh: there's so many colleagues in the room who have worked on this. i want so tingle them -- single them out and talk about it. i'm so glad dr. wender showed those slides. did you notice in 1930, lung cancer was an uncommon disease. and then for men, it became -- lung cancer became the leading cause of cancer death in 1955 and stayed there since then. for women, lung cancer became the leading cause of cancer death in 1987, passing breast cancer, and stayed there until now. the only good news is those surfs are going down. the message from those two slides is that lung cancer should be an uncommon disease. not the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. it's thoroughly preventable. there was an article in the new england journal called tobacco control in the obama era. he analyzes the decline in cigarette consumption in this country which has accelerated under this administration compared to previous years. there's a lot of reasons for that to happen but we can't be satisfied with that. we should not rest until lun
a difference in the lives of so many. >> dr. koh, i want to ask you the same question. you have been one of the leaders in tobacco cessation. this is kind of one of your specials in addition to all the other things you've done. i wonder talk about prevention but what else we need to be doing on tobacco cessation, which is still -- goi to this local cvs and kids buying -- they are supposed to be buying cigarettes. >> not service. >> sorry, sorry. rite aid. is rite aid okay to mention there. >> cvs are the good guys. >> it's an important point cvs is not selling cigarettes in their stores. >> i apologize. i corrected my mistake and unlike many of the presidential candidates, i admit my mistake. [ laughter ] >> anyway, watching kids buy cigarettes, which is, you know, probably the most single preventible way to prevent cancers from happening. >> so many colleagues in the room who worked so hard on this issue, i want to single out my wonderful colleague rosie henson at american cancer society who has been a tremendous leader on that and so many others in the room and around the country.
here for you. >> thank you. my name is chandler lyland and i'm a nurse. i share with dr. koh parents who were not born in the usa necessarily. my mother was a korean born bride. fusion cuisine i think my mom invented it and -- >> sounds good to me. >> because we know obesity is a major contributor of cancer and many, many children spend days in school and school time is constantly being monitored as being excessive in cost. we do need to look at the fact that school lunch time ought to be considered as lab teachers not to be involved, they need their break but the school lunch time lab time would incorporate a tiny bit of exercise and nutrition, completely and totally there's peer pressure, and sharing and it just the whole big picture is related to quality of life. thank you. i could go on but don't want to -- >> you all agree with her comment? >> yes. >> this lady right here, i'm trying to get to everybody if we keep our questions short. >> i'm selena from pink ribbon red ribbon and focus on women's cancers in developing countries. could you talk about prevention opportunities in s
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