Radon, Smoking and Lung Cancer
What's more, if you smoke and you are exposed to radon in your home, your risk of getting lung cancer is especially high.
Use the Data Explorer to find out more about radon, smoking, and lung cancer risks and rates in your community:
Reduce the Risk of Lung Cancer for You and Your Family
Test your Home for Radon – it’s easy and it’s free
Get a free long-term radon test kit:
Purchase a short-term radon test kit:
Call the Health Department Laboratory
800-660-9997 or 802-863-7560
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When you decide to quit smoking, the free services you get through 802Quits.org can help you succeed, including free nicotine replacement - gum, patches or lozenges - shipped right to your door.
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If you smoke and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of getting lung cancer is especially high. The EPA estimates that 86% of radon-related lung-cancer deaths occur among current or former smokers.
This problem could affect you: 13 percent of Vermont homes exceed the EPA action level, and four percent exceed twice the EPA action level.
Lung cancer due to smoking and radon can be prevented.
Learn more: Radon and Smoking – A Risky Combination
- Cancer Prevention and Control
- Lung Cancer in Vermont
- Vermont Cancer Registry
- Radon: Get the Facts
- Tobacco Control Program