Tobacco control and the reduction in smoking-related premature deaths in the United States, 1964-2012.

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Journal Article


JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 311, Issue 2, p.164-71 (2014)


2014, Adult, Aged, Cohort Studies, Female, Government Regulation, Health Surveys, Humans, January 2014, Life Expectancy, Male, Medical Records, Middle Aged, Models, Theoretical, Mortality, Premature, Prevalence, Public Health, Public Health Sciences Division, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Social Control, Formal, United States


January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first surgeon general's report on smoking and health. This seminal document inspired efforts by governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to reduce the toll of cigarette smoking through reduced initiation and increased cessation.