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Smoking is even worse than you thought [Editorial]
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced millions of Americans to kick the habit. But as a new surgeon general's report this month warned, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S., and its health consequences for individuals are even more lethal than previously believed.
January 27, 2014