US report links smoking to lung cancer, as reported by The Associated Press on Jan. 11, 1964

  • by: Frank Carey , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON — EDITOR'S NOTE — On Jan. 11, 1964, AP Science Writer Frank Carey covered the release of U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry's historic report linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer. The report has been called one of the most important documents in U.S. public health history. While not the first to raise the alarm about smoking, it gave momentum to the push for tobacco controls. The surgeon general has periodically issued more smoking reports, and a new one is due out next week. Fifty years after its original publication, the AP is making this story available to its subscribers.

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