Nov 1, 2023 Expert Addresses Lung Cancer and Youth Nicotine Use


According to the American Lung Association, every day, almost 2,500 children under 18 years of age try their first cigarette. Tobacco use is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, the second most common cancer in both men and women in the United States (not counting skin cancer). Monica Gilles, MAS, RRT, NCTTP, tobacco treatment coordinator at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, shares information about youth tobacco use and the importance of quitting smoking for lung cancer prevention. Read more at