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Anti-Tobacco Campaigns

  • By: Matthew Robinson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

After researchers started demonstrating the harmful nature of smoking and second-hand smoke in the 1960s, smoking became less and less popular in the United States. For example, in 1964, 42 percent of U.S. adults were cigarette smokers. By 2007, this had fallen to only 20 percent. Much of this dramatic decline was the result of anti-tobacco campaigns, which have a long history in the United States.

Tobacco and Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), no other consumer product is as dangerous, or kills as many people, as tobacco. There are 4.9 million tobacco-related deaths in the world each year. Tobacco use is also the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, making cigarettes the most commonly recognized defective product in the United ...

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