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Surgeon General’s 1964 report: making smoking history

Posted January 10, 2014, 11:00 am Anthony Komaroff, M.D., Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter On a Saturday morning 50 years ago tomorrow, then Surgeon General Luther Terry made a bold announcement to a roomful of reporters: cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and probably heart disease, and the government should do something about it. …

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