Mathematical modeling by Center researchers shows national anti-smoking campaign made significant impact on mortality rates between 1975 and 2000
March 19, 2012
| By Kristen Woodward
Declines in cigarette smoking among Americans since the mid-1950s—particularly since tobacco-control policies and interventions were implemented after the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released in 1964—prevented nearly 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000, according to a study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers.