n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Towards global tobacco control : health awareness

Volume 22, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... HEALTH AWARENESS 277 11 January 2004 marked the 40th anniversary of the US Surgeon General's report on smoking and health. It was this report that summarised the evidence that finally and unequivocally showed that cigarettes cause lung cancer and other diseases. The publication of this report was to end a debate that had 'raged for decades'. The War on Smoking had begun - and the industry's first act of retaliation was to provide a total of US$18 million over 14 years to the American Medical Association, which interestingly was the only major health organisation to withhold endorsement of ..

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