Lung cancers ‘to drop by fifth’
"These figures highlight just how effective tobacco control measures can be and how important it is for work to continue in this area"
- Jean King, Cancer Research UK's director of tobacco control
London - Rates of lung cancer will drop by nearly a fifth over the next 20 years, experts predict.
Cancer Research UK analysis suggests that by 2024, 40 per 100,000 people will get the cancer compared with the current rate of 50 per 100,000.
Researchers said measures such as the smoking ban meant the number of smokers would continue to fall.