What it would take to rid the world of smoking forever

March 23, 2015 6:05 AM

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The massive decline in smoking rates — from 42 percent in 1965 to 19 percent in 2012 — is America's biggest public health success of the past century.

Tobacco restrictions are estimated to have saved 8 million lives in the 50 years since the first surgeon general's report on smoking and health in 1964.

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