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Radon, Smoking and Lung Cancer

Click to launch the Data Explorer. Find out more about radon, smoking, and lung cancer risks and rates in your community.Smoking and Radon are the leading causes of 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:

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Reduce the Risk of Lung Cancer for You and Your Family

Test your Home for Radon – it’s easy and it’s free

Radon Test KitGet a free long-term radon test kit:

Call the Radon Program at 800-439-8550, or 
Email your request to radon@state.vt.us, or
Fill out the online test kit request form

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.

Check out 802Quits.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

 


Radon and Smoking – A Risky Combination

Fact Sheet: Radon & Smoking - A Risky CombinationRadon and Smoking Risks don't add up...they multiply

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

More Information

CDC Tracking Network Ask Tracking 1-800-439-8550 or click to email AHS-VDH-VTEPHT@state.vt.us CDC Tracking Network