|By Marketwired .||
|January 9, 2014 01:44 PM EST||
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - January 09, 2014) -
Statement attributable to: Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., President, American Medical Association
"As the AMA celebrates the historic anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health released fifty years ago, we reflect on the tremendous progress that has been made to combat tobacco use in the U.S. and the millions of lives saved since the report was released. Over the past fifty years, smoking rates have decreased by more than fifty percent in the U.S. and, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, tobacco control efforts have saved 8 million lives across the country.
"For the last five decades, the AMA has been a proud supporter of anti-tobacco efforts ranging from urging the federal government to support anti-tobacco legislation prohibiting smoking on public transportation to calling on tobacco companies to stop targeting children in their advertising campaigns.
"The AMA has played an integral role in battling the tobacco epidemic over the years, and we will continue our commitment to bettering the health of the nation by focusing now on improving health outcomes for some of today's most troubling chronic health conditions -- cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2 -- to which smoking can be linked.
"The AMA is committed to collaborating with our physicians, patients and health care partners to reduce the burden of preventable disease to improve public health."
About the AMA
The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation's physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care to patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.
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