Updated: 08/06/2014 11:23 PM
Created: 08/06/2014 12:31 PM WHEC.com
Nearly 10-percent of cancer survivors continue to smoke despite the high risk of a recurrence. This is according to a large national study by the American Cancer Society.
Researchers surveyed thousands of cancer patients nine years after they were diagnosed. Nearly 10-percent said they currently smoked and most of them smoked every day. The study also found more than 80-percent of that group said they smoked nearly 15 cigarettes a day.
Survivors were more likely to smoke if they were younger, less educated, or drank more alcohol.