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1979

• Surgeon General’s report addresses the role of adult and youth education in preventing smoking habits. Report also reviews health effects of smokeless tobacco

• Bandury conference and report

 

1980

• Surgeon General’s report projects that lung cancer in women will surpass breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer mortality in women. Report also notes prevalence of smoking by adolescent females

1981

• Surgeon General’s report examines the health consequences of lower-tar and nicotine cigarettes. Concludes that lower-yield cigarettes decrease the risk of lung cancer, but have little effect on rates of cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and fetal damage. The report also reviews risks related to various additives and their combustion. The Surgeon General reinforces the fact that there is no safe cigarette

 

1981

• Insurers offer discounts on life insurance premiums to nonsmokers



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