Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: 50 years of the federal government recognizing cigarette smoking were harmful

Email News Alerts

This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the federal government's first recognition that cigarette smoking was harmful. Pulmonologist Steven Brown, who volunteers for the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Association, said the Surgeon General's report came at a time when half of American adults smoked. He said teachers smoked in classrooms, bank tellers smoked at their windows, fliers smoked on airplanes, and cigarettes were given out as party favors.

Advertisement

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness