On Taiwan, smoking rate dropped but lung cancer rate increased

On Taiwan, smoking rate dropped but lung cancer rate increased

In 1990, Taiwan’s smoking rate was 32%.  It dropped to 19% in 2016.  But in the same time span, lung cancer rate rose from 17/100,000 people to 35/100,000 people.  Why is it that while smoking rate dropped, lung cancer rate has increased?

According to a chest cavity surgeon Li Chia-yin at the Chang Bing Hsiu Chuan memorial hospital, “Blame it on PM2.5 pollution!”

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