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States called on to restore anti-smoking funds


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  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    Each day more than 1000 people in the US die (400,000/year) from smoking related illnesses. If 1000 per day died from any other well defined cause the country would be rightfully outraged. The tobacco lobby has successfully blunted this public health catastrophe under the guise of personal liberty or verifiable lies. The next time we ban a pesticide or artificial sweetener because of their carcinogenic effects, let's put tobacco at the top of the list.