Jan 8, 2014 5:50 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
A new study reveals smoking laws and other measures to control tobacco have saved an estimated eight million lives over the last 50 years.
The first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health was released in 1964. It launched efforts to regulate sales and marketing of cigarettes, create smoke free air laws, and promote education.
Researchers say tobacco is still a significant health problem. Since 1964, 17 million people have died from smoking-related causes.
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