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Smoking halved

  • The Dominion Post

More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on January 11, 1964, when Dr Luther Terry delivered the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, outlining the links between tobacco use, lung cancer and death. Fifty years later, smoking rates have been cut by about half, and a new study estimates 8 million Americans have been saved from premature smoking-related deaths.