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Fifty Years Since Smoking Became Bad

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In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death. It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the smoking rate for American adults by more than half. (Jan. 10)


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