50 Years Later and Still Adding to the List of Smoking-related Illnesses

The U.S. Surgeon General’s report, released exactly 50 years after the first report linking smoking to deadly disease in 1964, says the list of smoking-related illnesses continues to grow. In comparison to the 1960’s, smokers today are at a much higher risk of developing lung cancers, probably because of changes in the design and composition of cigarettes over time, according to the report.

To read the Executive Summary of the Report of the Surgeon General, click here.

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