People are Benefiting From Tobacco Control Efforts


By Molly Clifton

Educating about smoking dangers, cigarette taxes and smoke-free laws have helped about 8 million people avoid premature deaths over the past 50 years, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers say the people who benefitted from tobacco control efforts gained, on average, nearly 2 decades of life.

This January marks the 50th anniversary of the first surgeon general’s report on smoking and health.

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