Heavy smokers get lifesaving advice

  • by: SABRINA TAVERNISE New York Times
  • Updated: July 29, 2013 - 8:33 PM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Monday recommended that heavy smokers get an annual CT scan to check for lung cancer, a major change in policy that experts say has the potential to save 20,000 lives a year.

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