Deaths prevented due to declines in smoking – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A recent study has compared how many lung cancer deaths have happened since the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health in 1964. Dr. Eric Feuer at the NIH says researchers compared three scenarios.
Feuer: The study findings show that we've really come a long way since the first Surgeon General's report. And have done a good job at reducing tobacco use and prevented many, many lung cancer deaths. But they also show that we have a long way yet to go and can't relax our efforts.
Narrator: He adds that continued and enhanced tobacco control efforts have the potential to avert even more deaths. For details, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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