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New Surgeon General's Report Highlights Health Impact Of Smoking Among U.S. Women And Girls

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March 28, 2001
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Women now account for 39 percent of all smoking-related deaths each year in the United States, a proportion that has more than doubled since 1965, according to a report on women and smoking released by Surgeon General David Satcher.

March 27, 2001 -- Women now account for 39 percent of all smoking-related deaths each year in the United States, a proportion that has more than doubled since 1965, according to a report on women and smoking released today by Surgeon General David Satcher. The report concludes that the increased likelihood of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive health problems among female smokers makes tobacco use a serious women's health issue. Meanwhile, increased marketing by tobacco companies has stalled progress in smoking cessation by women, and recent increases in smoking among teenage girls threaten to wipe out any progress that has been made in the last few decades, he noted.


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U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services. (2001, March 28). New Surgeon General's Report Highlights Health Impact Of Smoking Among U.S. Women And Girls. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010328074845.htm
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