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Senate Bill 3184

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    Florida Senate - 2004        (Corrected Copy)  (NP)    SR 3184

    By Senator Klein





    30-2610A-04

  1                    Senate Resolution No. ____

  2         A resolution recognizing the month of November

  3         2004 as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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  5         WHEREAS, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer

  6  death in the state of Florida, and

  7         WHEREAS, nearly 12,400 Floridians are expected to die

  8  from lung cancer in 2004, and more than an additional 13,000

  9  Floridians are expected to be diagnosed with the disease, and

10         WHEREAS, cigarette smoking and other tobacco use is the

11  leading cause of lung cancer, with more than 87 percent of all

12  lung cancer attributed to smoking tobacco products, and

13         WHEREAS, early detection of lung cancer is very

14  difficult, costly, and has not yet been proven to improve

15  survival rates, and

16         WHEREAS, the 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is

17  only 15 percent, and

18         WHEREAS, smoking-related diseases, such as lung cancer,

19  cost Florida nearly $5 billion in directly related health

20  costs and another $5.4 billion in smoking-caused productivity

21  losses, and

22         WHEREAS, the best known way to prevent lung cancer, the

23  premature deaths associated with lung cancer, and the costs

24  related to this disease is to quit using or prevent the use of

25  tobacco, and

26         WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society, in partnership

27  with the Florida Department of Health, helps adult and youth

28  smokers stop smoking through the proven cessation support of

29  the toll-free Quit-For-Life-Line, 1-877-U-CAN-NOW, NOW,

30  THEREFORE,

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    Florida Senate - 2004        (Corrected Copy)  (NP)    SR 3184
    30-2610A-04




 1  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:

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 3         That the month of November 2004 is recognized as Lung

 4  Cancer Awareness Month in Florida and all men and women are

 5  urged to understand the risks associated with lung cancer, to

 6  take preventive steps to minimize those risks, and to join the

 7  American Cancer Society in promoting better health and

 8  lung-cancer prevention through the cessation of smoking and

 9  the prevention of future tobacco use.

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