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Here is what they took out starting at the end of the paragraph:

this year killing more Americans that breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined; and

WHEREAS, former smokers and people who have never smoked comprise the majority of new cases of lung cancer each year; and

WHEREAS, there is currently no standard screening for lung cancer, and funding for lung cancer medical research falls far short of that for other less fatal diseases; and

Here is what they added:

WHEREAS, smoking greatly increases the risk of lung cancer, and

I'm very disappointed by these changes. But, at least we have some recognition of the need for awareness. It's a start...but a disappointment nonetheless.

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I understand your disappointment but you know what? The accomplishment of having Tennessee proclaim November Lung Cancer Awareness Month is what is the most important! Congratulations!!

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