In its background, this image depicts an opened pack of cigarettes displaying its side panel health warning to would-be smokers, stating some of the ill effects attributed to smoking, while in the foreground, a ruby colored glass ashtray contained the butts of two cigarettes. CDC image.

"It’s a harsh truth that half of the men and a third of the women in America will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives. We must improve these statistics, especially now as our nation is aging and cancer disproportionately strikes older people. As a result, cancer cases will increase unless we find ways to stem this tide."