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Since First Surgeon General Report On Tobacco Products 50 Years Ago, Tighter Government Regulations Have Saved Countless American Lives
2014-01-08 11:02:08

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The first Surgeon General’s Report about smoking and its health risks was issued in 1964. This year marks its 50th anniversary. Since then, much progress has been made, with the number of adults smoking being cut by half. However, the use of tobacco products is still the number one cause of disabilities and death in the country. According to a study published January 7, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

2014-01-08 08:25:28

Frank Freudberg's edgy new thriller Find Virgil takes readers inside one man's war against death-peddling cigarette companies. And it doesn't end pretty. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Surgeon General's "Smoking and Health" report from 1964 didn't do it. The $206 billion Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement from the 1990s didn't do it. Hundreds of successful lawsuits by dying victims didn't do it. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/PH42314-a ) (Photo:...

2013-12-19 10:36:31

With no place to puff, smokers are more likely to cut back or quit, researchers say Completely banning tobacco use inside the home – or more broadly in the whole city – measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the current online issue of Preventive Medicine. "When there's a total smoking ban in the home, we found that smokers are more likely to reduce tobacco...

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