Category Archives: Surgeon General

50th Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on smoking

Next week is the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking U.S. Surgeon General’s report on cigarettes. This report was the result of more than a decade of studies and research into the growing suspicion of a connection between smoking and lung … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco sues U.S. government over warning labels as being too “depressing”

File this one under, “you have to be absolutely shitting me.” Five Big Tobacco companies, led by (cue shock) R.J. Reynolds, the sleaziest of the sleaze Big Tobacco companies, filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration over graphic warning … Continue reading

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Surgeon General new report on smoking … cigarettes are bad, M’kay

OK, what has gotten a lot of press from a truly extensive Surgeon General’s report on cigarettes released yesterday is a conclusion that “there is no safe level of cigarette smoke.” The media has turned this into “just one cigarette … Continue reading

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