My Favorite Quotes
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 Tom Eithun - “It definitely proves a point. We were going on 'It's time for change.' I think that helped us.”
 Michael Thun - “Smoking rates of both men and women have been converging for some time now. And we know that men who smoke have decreased their use of tobacco more than women.”
 Michael Thun - “Women started smoking seriously 25 years ago, and the lag time for this epidemic has kicked in.”
 Tom Eithun - “The village of Oregon has absolutely no say over my job. There is representation on the Fire Commission, but the village has no majority on the Fire Commission. The village pays for the service that the district provides, and the money goes into the general fund.”
 Michael Thun - “The CDC seriously underestimated the risk of dying in the overweight by not adequately dealing with the bias due to smoking and disease,”
 Tom Eithun - “He said they thought it was a clear-cut case but found one statute that might bind things up. He advised me not to participate.”
 Michael Thun - “What's more, many people are still walking around with untreated risk factors. Vast numbers of people are under- or uninsured, ... It's not like everyone is getting state-of-the-art medical care in this country.”
 Michael Thun - “I think it would be a good candidate for a warning. It's something that should be seriously considered.”
 Michael Thun - “Colon cancer screening is probably one of the most underused ways to save one's life from cancer that exists.”
 Michael Thun - “What's interesting is that even without the potential benefits of early detection and treatment, at least one-third of cancer deaths are preventable.”
 Michael Thun - “Lung cancer death rates have fallen 17 percent in men from 1990 to 2002. Both incidence and death rates have leveled off in women, so we are turning the corner.”
 Michael Thun - “We estimate that 90,000 deaths due to cancer could be prevented each year in the United States if men and women could maintain normal weight,”
 Michael Thun - “Our best estimate is that if we all ate a perfect, healthy diet, we could eliminate maybe 35 percent of cancer deaths.”
 Michael Thun - “Researchers at the American Cancer Society compared the risk of dying among overweight people in two of its studies-one done from 1982 to 1991 and another from 1998 to 2002. Instead of decreasing, ... the relative risk of dying among the overweight actually increased over time.”
 Michael Thun - “The group who had reported skin cancer in 1982 had about a 25 to 30 percent higher death rate from cancers generally during the next 12 years than people who did not report skin cancer.”
 Michael Thun - “The risk of dying of breast cancer increases as BMI increases, ... The risk of dying of colon cancer increases in the overweight as well as the obese.”
 Michael Thun - “If there's blame to go around, most of the blame falls on the tobacco companies,”
 Michael Thun - “It's still a very good idea to eat a diet that's high in fresh fruits and vegetables, both for its direct benefit on heart disease and reducing adult-onset diabetes.”
 Michael Thun - “It really comes down to whether a study is representative or valid, ... You can't get a valid answer from smokers or sick people because anyone who's ever practiced medicine knows that being sick affects weight. We want to know about weight before, not after, people get sick.”
 Tom Eithun - “He said that there is no clear-cut answer. It's opinion based on opinions.”