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Surgeon general report links more diseases, health problems to smoking tobacco

  Fifty years after the U.S. surgeon general first linked cigarette smoking to deadly diseasessuch as lung cancer and heart disease, his successors continue to add to the list of health problems associated with tobacco use. Smoking is a cause of liver cancer and colorectal cancer, the fourth-most-diagnosed form of the disease in the United States,… Read the full article >

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Watch: ASH Director Discuss the CDC’s Graphic Tobacco Ad Campaign

ASH Director Laurent Huber appeared on Fox 5 DC to discuss the success of the CDC’s graphic anti-tobacco ad campaign (which helped nearly 100,000 people quit smoking) and the work that is still needed to help combat the global tobacco epidemic. DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

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Scary anti-smoking ads prompt 100,000-plus to kick habit

An estimated 1.6 million Americans tried to quit and at least 100,000 likely succeeded as a result of graphic anti-smoking ads, a new study says. Want a smoker to quit? Scare, shock or disgust him. That’s what the U.S. government did with its first federally funded anti-smoking ad campaign and, new data suggest, it worked.… Read the full article >

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CDC Studying Anti-Smoking Ad Outcome

The CDC is trying to find out how well a $54 million campaign of emotional ads to scare smokers into quitting worked, researchers said. During the 3 months that the ads aired on TV, radio, and social media, calls to a national quit line more than doubled and hits on the smoking cessation website smokefree.gov… Read the full article >

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