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January 11, 2004

Smoking's Hazards Turns 40

Surgeon General's warning about the hazards of cigarette smoking celebrates it's 40th anniversary today.

Some progress has been made, including clean indoor air laws, the ban of smoking aboard aircrafts and the removal of cigarette ads from TV, radio and billboards.

Recent articles around the world now inform us that low-tar cigarettes are just as harmful to our health as medium-tar cigarettes.

The authors suggest that smokers who switch to low-tar cigarettes in the hope of skirting the cancer risk may be dangerously deluding themselves.

For help with quitting, the American Lung Association has a list of benefits, plan of action for quitters, nicotine replacement resources, support groups and a book, Seven Steps to a Smoke-Free Life.



Posted by linda at January 11, 2004 7:07 PM

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