A breath of fresh air

27.01.2014                      26.Schwat.5774

Gesundheit & Forschung:

A breath of fresh air

The US surgeon-general’s pioneering report declaring that tobacco smoking kills was issued exactly 50 years ago.

It was a complete turnover. After decades of claims by advertisers – along with physicians and journalists well-paid by tobacco companies – that cigarettes are “healthful” and “improve concentration,” US surgeon-general Dr. Luther Terry officially publicized exactly 50 years ago that smoking is linked to deadly diseases, especially lung cancer….