Stop-smoking battle still raging 50 years after surgeon general published health risks

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  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 6:35 a.m.

    Interesting how the industrial and political powers behind tobacco continued to deny its health effects due to loss of profits despite scientific claims. I'm sure people see the parallels with how similar forces are denying the reality of climate change for the same reason.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    It's very philosophical and detached to say that we all will die of something. Try being detached or philosophical with a 46 year old man who has just been diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer and has 6 months to live.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 12, 2014 7:42 a.m.

    !00% of the people born on earth will die. Ya can't get out alive.

  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    Jan. 11, 2014 10:24 p.m.

    Fortunately I've never smoked but this decision was not based upon a government anti-smoking campaign. I was influenced by a family member advising me of the addictive issues of tobacco use.

  • Mrs T Coalville, UT
    Jan. 11, 2014 8:54 p.m.

    Any progress in helping break such an addictive and destructive substance is wonderful. However, I find it amazing that we progress in one area and with all our knowledge of the affects of smoking, we now are embracing and legalizing a mind altering drug and a gateway drug to harsher substances. What a society we live in! It will be interesting to see how marijuana will affect our society, and the costs of it's destruction.