Results for - 30 Pack Years

1,912 voters participated in this survey
Whether or not you smoke(d), you may be interested in knowing more about pack years. Are you familiar with how to calculate pack years for a cigarette smoker? (One pack year means smoking one pack of cigs a day for one year, or smoking 1/2 pack of cigs a day for two years--you get the point.)

1. Whether or not you smoke(d), you may be interested in knowing more about pack years. Are you familiar with how to calculate pack years for a cigarette smoker? (One pack year means smoking one pack of cigs a day for one year, or smoking 1/2 pack of cigs a day for two years--you get the point.)

Yes
32%
616 votes
No
54%
1,036 votes
Undecided
14%
260 votes
Thirty pack years is the number to be aware of when it comes to the question,

2. Thirty pack years is the number to be aware of when it comes to the question, "At what point is a smoker at greatest risk of developing lung cancer?" Those with 30 pack-year histories or more are considered to have the greatest risk for the development of lung cancer. Have you, or someone you know personally, developed a 30 pack year history?

Yes
31%
584 votes
No
38%
719 votes
Undecided
12%
237 votes
Not Applicable
19%
372 votes
According to medical experts who study the subject, the risk of lung cancer is increased with even a 10 pack-year smoking history. The good news is that the risk of developing lung cancer decreases each year following smoking cessation as normal cells grow and replace damaged cells in the lung. In former smokers, the risk of developing lung cancer begins to approach that of a nonsmoker about 15 years after cessation of smoking. Does this news give you, personally, a feeling of relief?

3. According to medical experts who study the subject, the risk of lung cancer is increased with even a 10 pack-year smoking history. The good news is that the risk of developing lung cancer decreases each year following smoking cessation as normal cells grow and replace damaged cells in the lung. In former smokers, the risk of developing lung cancer begins to approach that of a nonsmoker about 15 years after cessation of smoking. Does this news give you, personally, a feeling of relief?

It doesn't matter--I've never smoked.
45%
869 votes
Yes! I quit smoking more than 15 years ago and feel relieved to know this.
14%
270 votes
No--I quit less than 15 years ago so I have a ways to go.
15%
293 votes
Nope--I'm still smoking. No relief here.
22%
423 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
57 votes
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