Status Of Smoking In US, Efforts To Control Habit Discussed.

The Chicago Tribune (2/26) provides an overview of the status of smoking and efforts to control the habit in the US, noting that more than 50 years after the first US surgeon general’s report highlighting its dangers, “smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death” in the US. The article notes that those “who continue to smoke may subject themselves to at least 11 kinds of cancer, numerous other diseases and a lower quality of life.” The paper notes that even with smoking rates “half of the population percentage of what they were in 1964, the American Lung Association says that more than 43 million Americans, or one in five people in the U.S., still smoke.”

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— “The 50-year war on smoking is far from won,” Barbara Sadick, Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2015. (Registration Required — free for five articles)

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