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This cancer kills significantly more in France than elsewhere in Europe: the alert of an organization of specialists

The latest report from the European Cancer Organization (ECO) has just been published. It is not really reassuring for several million French people.

Danger for French smokers. This Tuesday, May 13, 2024, the European Cancer Organization (ECO) published its latest report on cancer figures in Europe. It is clear that the results are not good for France, particularly with regard to the ravages of tobacco. France has some 25.3% of daily cigarette smokers. In the rest of Europe, this figure falls to 100%. 18.8%. In other words, France is the second country where people smoke the most in Europe.

Excessive smoking kills more in France  

One piece of data concerning France receives particular attention in the ECO report. In France, excessive smoking kills more than 48,000 people per year. Or up to 'à 60% more than in other European countries. To explain this worrying phenomenon, it is important to remember that a third of the French population lives in a medical desert, particularly in rural areas.

Tobacco-free generation, target 2040

To try to stem this phenomenon, recommendations have been made. formulated by the ECO, grouped together in its "European manifesto against cancer" published on November 15, 2023, for the European Cancer Summit. It includes clear objectives such as increasing the minimum age for selling tobacco to adults. 21 years old in a manner à arrive à a generation without tobacco the horizon 2040. But still, taxing new products & tobacco and nicotine base, like cigarettes and increase tax rates on cigarettes and tobacco.

At the same time, France is doing better than its neighbors when it comes to early detection of lung cancer, which can ;be boundé &agrav; tobacco consumption. The survival rate à five years reaches 17% in France, when it peaks at 17% in France. 15% on average in the rest of the Old Continent.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116