Tobacco Control Efforts Have Saved 8 Million Lives, Study Finds

Tobacco Control Efforts Have Saved 8 Million Lives, Study Finds

A Yale study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of anti-smoking measures that began 50 years ago this month with the groundbreaking report from the Surgeon General outlining the deadly consequences of tobacco use. The Yale School of Public Health-led analysis is published in the Journal…

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Menthol Cigarettes: More Sweetening, Same Poisons

Menthol Cigarettes: More Sweetening, Same Poisons

I have studied the consequences, patterns, determinants and control of tobacco use for more than 30 years.¬† Menthol cigarettes are of great interest to me, in part because I started smoking with menthol cigarettes and because one of my first¬†scientific publications¬†(with colleagues at Roswell Park) showed that menthol cigarettes were most commonly used by African…

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