(Farmington) A new American Lung Association study ranks Missouri number-five in the U-S for new lung cancer cases.
The “State of Lung Cancer” report says Missouri’s rate of 73 for every 100-thousand is significantly higher than the national rate.
The state’s five-year lung cancer survival rate is 19-point-six percent which is two points lower than the U-S rate of 21-point-seven percent.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the state has the tenth highest adult smoking rate in the country.
The lowest tobacco tax in the country also goes to Missouri.