Should the government be doing more to reduce smoking?

January 21, 2015 8:20 PM

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Should the government be doing more to reduce smoking?

Though rates of smoking have declined in the U.S. over the last few decades, there is still much that needs to be done to fight this leading killer. It's well known that cigarette smoking is a main cause of a host of ailments including cancer, heart disease, stroke, asthma, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

While federal and state lawmakers have managed to pass a number of important bills designed to curb rates of smoking and limit second-hand smoke exposure, a new report from the American Lung Association finds 2014 was a bad year for furthering the agenda to make the country as smoke-free as possible...

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