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50th anniversary of the first Surgeon’s General warning against dangers of smoking- January 1954

January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first federal government report linking smoking and ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease.In the last 50 years, 31 Surgeon General’s Reports have been released, increasing ourunderstanding ofthedevastatinghealth and financial burdens caused by tobacco use.We now know that smoking causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 443,000 people each year. Be Tobacco Free


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