Tobacco use is one of the greatest preventable health risks in the European Union. According to statistics proposed by Touteleurope.eu we learn that there have been more 273 000 deaths due to lung cancer in the European Union in 2015.
LUNG CANCER IS THE MOST DEATH CANCER IN THE EUROPEAN UNION!
Of the 5,2 million deaths reported in the EU in 2015, a quarter (1,3 million) was due to cancer. Of these deaths, 273 400 was caused by lung cancer, tracheal cancer or bronchial cancer. Lung cancer remains the most lethal cancer in the EU, accounting for more than one-fifth (21%) of cancer deaths. Men are twice as affected as women: 184 600 men died of lung cancer in 2015, against 88 800 women.
In France, the share of daily smokers dropped significantly in one year: it went from 29,4% in 2016 to 26,9% in 2017. But the situation is still worrying on a European scale. In all EU Member States, lung cancer accounted for the highest proportion of all fatal cancers in Hungary (27%), followed by Greece, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands. (24% each), Belgium (23%) and the United Kingdom (22%). At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest shares were recorded in Portugal and Latvia (15% each), Lithuania, Sweden and Slovakia (16% each).