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ANNOUNCEMENT MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released the first report of the Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health.


U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry knew his report was a bombshell. He intentionally chose to release it on January 11, 1964, a Saturday, so as to
limit its immediate effects on the stock market. It was on this date that, on
behalf of the U.S. Government, Terry announced a definitive link between
smoking and cancer.

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LEGISLATION SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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On this day in 1970, President Richard Nixon signs legislation
officially banning cigarette ads on television and radio. Nixon,
who was an avid pipe smoker, indulging in as many as eight
bowls a day, supported the legislation at the increasing
insistence of public health advocates.

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LEGISLATION SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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President Richard Nixon signs legislation banning
cigarette ads on TV and radio.

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