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The Great American Smokeout 2020

In 2014, the Surgeon General released a report on the health consequences of smoking and found that although smoking rates have decreased over the past 50 years, the risk of dying from cigarettes has somehow increased. The Surgeon General report discovered that today’s cigarette smoker smokes fewer cigarettes but has a much higher risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than smokers in 1964.