New research suggests that wearing a mask may prevent lung cancer, but not everyone believes the mask-wearing public is as smart as the experts who claim otherwise.
The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that wearing masks can reduce the chance of developing lung cancer.
People who wore a mask were more likely to have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the researchers.
The researchers also found that the likelihood of dying from lung cancer had decreased by 70%.
People who had been diagnosed were also more likely than the average person to wear masks.
The scientists found that those who wore masks were much less likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer than those who did not wear them.
The findings are part of a growing body of research on how mask wearing can improve health.
The American Lung Association said that it was a reminder that wearing mask can help people live longer.
“This is important news,” the association said in a statement.
“We commend the efforts of the researchers who found that mask use can reduce lung cancer risk and also those who wear the mask to reduce the incidence of the disease.”
The study was led by Dr. David M. Krantz, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
“Our results provide additional evidence to support the use of mask use to reduce lung cancers in people who are at high risk of developing the disease,” Krantel said in the statement.
The research was supported by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Robert and Susan Day Foundation.
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