Jesse Steinfeld, surgeon general who was forced out of office during Nixon years, dies at 87

  • by: KRYSTA FAURIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 5, 2014 - 9:40 PM

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.

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