News & Blog - Alcohol and Tobacco

19 May 2011
CDDEP board member Sir Richard Peto has been named the 2011 recipient of BMJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award for having “contributed much to the decrease in neoplastic, vascular, and respiratory mortality from smoking, both in the UK and elsewhere.”
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Posted by Andrea Titus
Tags: costs, health
9 Dec 2010
The Surgeon General’s office has released its 30th report on the health effects of tobacco, finding that exposure to tobacco smoke—mainstream or secondhand--causes immediate bodily damage.  The report cites tobacco use as the “leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States,” resulting in approximately 443,000 deaths annually and costing the U.S. health system more than $193 billion.
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Tags: health