January 7, 2014
THE BENEFITS OF BEING PRO-LIFE:
Antismoking crusade has saved 8 million lives in 50 years, study says (Noelle Swan, January 7, 2014, CS Monitor)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 7, 2014 6:19 PMSince that report, states, hospitals, and public health institutions have launched a multi-front campaign to change the public perception of smoking through a myriad of tobacco controls. Mandatory health warnings on cigarette packages, additional taxes, and public education campaigns have become ubiquitous during the past 50 years.Such efforts have paid off to the tune of 8 million lives and a total of 157 million years of life saved, a new study released Tuesday from Yale University School of Public Health found. That's an additional 20 years for each person that quit or never started smoking as a result of tobacco controls, with one quarter of those years gained under the age of 65.