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50 Years of Fighting Tobacco

The Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health: 1964 - 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General’s report linking smoking to lung cancer and other diseases – a report that launched the anti-tobacco movement in the U.S. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society played an important part in that first report, and in those that have followed. Explore how the Society helped establish the link between smoking and cancer, how the anti-tobacco landscape has changed over the decades, and what future efforts are needed.