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Tobacco Report From 50 Years Ago Has Changed the Worldi
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January 16, 2014 1:29 AM
If there is one person whose work created a ripple effect that is changing the world, it was the ninth surgeon general of the United States. Fifty years ago this month, he issued a report that linked cigarette smoking to lung cancer and heart disease. VOA's Carol Pearson spoke with the current U.S. surgeon general about Luther Terry's impact on global health.

Tobacco Report From 50 Years Ago Has Changed the World

Published January 15, 2014

If there is one person whose work created a ripple effect that is changing the world, it was the ninth surgeon general of the United States. Fifty years ago this month, he issued a report that linked cigarette smoking to lung cancer and heart disease. VOA's Carol Pearson spoke with the current U.S. surgeon general about Luther Terry's impact on global health.


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