Weather Forecast

Smoking rates have been cut by about half, and a new study estimates that 8 million Americans have been saved from premature smoking-related deaths. Tribune photo

8M lives saved since U.S. alarm on smoking 50 years ago

Email News Alerts

NEW YORK — More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on Jan. 11, 1964, when Dr. Luther Terry delivered the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health outlining the links between tobacco use, lung cancer and death.


Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.