cigarettes http://kplu.org en Study: Anti-Smoking Campaign Saved 5 Busloads Of People Every Day For 50 Years http://kplu.org/post/study-anti-smoking-campaign-saved-5-busloads-people-every-day-50-years <p></p><p>Fifty years ago this weekend, the U.S. surgeon general <a href="http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/B/M/Q/">released a landmark report </a>blaming smoking for a number of health risks.</p><p><a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1812962">A new study </a>co-authored by Seattle researchers says the campaign against smoking has saved about eight million lives since. That’s more than the population of Washington state, or put another way, it’s like preventing about five full Metro buses from driving off a cliff every day for 50 years.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:16:09 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 12361 at http://kplu.org Study: Anti-Smoking Campaign Saved 5 Busloads Of People Every Day For 50 Years Electronic cigarettes considered a new public health threat http://kplu.org/post/electronic-cigarettes-considered-new-public-health-threat <p>Just when you thought cigarettes were headed for obscurity, along comes the <em>electronic </em>cigarette.&nbsp; The King County Board of Health is restricting these "e-cigarettes" in the name of protecting youth -- and keeping a stigma against smoking.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 19:06:40 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 378 at http://kplu.org Electronic cigarettes considered a new public health threat