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50th Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report

From the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health newsletter:

“In 1964, more than 40 percent of American adults were smokers who lit up as they pleased. That began to change on January 11, 1964.  Tomorrow celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. The report, a landmark in the history of American public health, was the first to link smoking directly to critical health issues like lung cancer and heart disease. It quickly became the cornerstone upon which anti-smoking efforts were built across the country.”

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