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!”