Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 7:46 am
California has long been a trendsetter. But when it comes to reducing smoking and lung cancer, the Golden State's success hasn't taken the entire nation by storm.
Just take a look at the chart, which shows lung cancer death rates among white women by the year they were born.
For those women born since 1933, lung cancer death rates in California have dropped by more than half. In Alabama, they've more than doubled.