If you are a resident of Mesa County take note, Mesa County residents are getting lung cancer at a higher rate than the state's average. 

What is causing the higher rate? Jeff Kuhr, Mesa County Public Health Executive, told the Grand Junction Sentinel. He says it could because there is a higher rate of smokers in Mesa County than the overall state. He also goes on to say that Radon could be a cause and hopes more testing is done.

About 19% of adults smoke in Mesa County compared to 7.2% overall

I used to be a smoker and quit back in 2006 they say that if you stay off cigarettes for 15 years it is almost like you never smoked. If you don't smoke don't start, if you do smoke there is help for you. I actually called the Colorado Quitline and they helped me stay off cigarettes.

If you need help to stop smoking call the Colorado Quitline at 1-800 Quit Now You can also check out their website by clicking here.