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Smoking Is Most Preventable Cause of Murder

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, in 1964, which told a nation that their good friends who sold them cigarettes were actually willing to kill them for money. Smoking has killed 18 million Americans since then, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

If any death is preventable and not merely fate, then the murder that tobacco companies and retail outlets commit is the most preventable cause of first-degree murder in the United States.



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Jan 21, 2014