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Surgeon General Sets Tobacco End-Game as Smoking Decline Stalls

Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A half century after linking smoking to lung cancer, the U.S. is confronting stalled progress in kicking the habit of 42 million Americans with new evidence that many common ailments such as diabetes, arthritis and impotence can now be tied to tobacco use.

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak in a report today criticized the “fraudulent campaigns” by cigarette companies, weaknesses in regulation and a rebound in smoking depicted in Hollywood films. He said he’s considering end-game strategies, such as greater restrictions on sales to achieve “a society free of tobacco-related death and disease.”

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