In between March 1952 to May 1956, 13 billion Kent cigarettes were consumed by American smokers. This might not seem out of the ordinary, until it is revealed that those 13 billion cigarettes contained deadly asbestos fibers within their filters.
Are you giving up smoking tobacco in 2015? We hope so! Smoking tobacco has been known to be dangerous to human health since the 1950's. Over the years, the laws and regulations on cigarettes and cigarette marketing have increased, but not before substantial damage was done to countless American lungs.
You might know that asbestos exposure can lead to diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis, but what about lung cancer? There are many studies out there that have shown an increase in lung cancer diagnoses among victims of prolonged asbestos exposure. If the victim is also a smoker, the risk for developing lung cancer is even higher.