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Surgeon General Luther Terry

“Cigarette smoking is causally related to lung cancer in men; the magnitude of the effect of cigarette smoking far outweighs all other factors. The risk of developing lung cancer increases with duration of smoking and the number of cigarettes smoked per day, and is diminished by discontinuing smoking.”

Report of the Advisory Committee
to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare