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South Jersey counties included in American Cancer Society study

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The American Cancer Society is beginning a national cancer study which will monitor about 300,000 cancer-free volunteers for as long as 30 years to determine how their lifestyle and the environment cause or prevent different types of disease.

South Jersey residents have been targeted by the organizers of the study, since “South Jersey has the highest percentage of adult smokers in the state. Topping the list is Cumberland County, where the society estimates that about 25 percent of adults smoke tobacco products.”

Read a March 25, 2013 Press of Atlantic City news article about the study.