50 years since Surgeon General report documenting smoking risks

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50 years since Surgeon General report documenting smoking risks

January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 1:04 PM CDT

In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death.

It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the smoking rate for American adults by more than half. Find out more about this story by watching the video below.