Medicine: New Warning on Smoking

Since 1964, various Government reports have linked cigarette smoking to lung cancer, emphysema and other respiratory ailments. Last week U.S. Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld fired yet another salvo: a 488-page report to Congress showing, among other things, that smokers who rely on pipes and cigars are not as safe as they imagine. According to the report, which details hundreds of studies on millions of smokers and nonsmokers, cigarette smokers are at least 20 times as likely to die of lung cancer as nonsmokers, and six to ten times as likely to die of cancer of the larynx. They are also more...

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