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Routine Cough in a Lao Immigrant - Answer A

Author(s): Dr. J. Carey Jackson

a) True. Clearly a 64 pk/yr smoking history like this puts him at risk of lung cancer. Chinese-American women have the highest rates in the American Asian communities. This may be because of passive smoking exposures and exposure to aerosolized fat at high heat in kitchens. Southeast Asian men, notably Vietnamese also experience some of the highest rates of lung cancer among U.S. immigrant populations. Globally, many tobacco companies have targeted Asian men abroad and in the U.S. over the past 20 years to boost sales. Smoking among older Asian men is not uncommon, although not usually at as high a level of consumption as their American counterparts.

 
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