Ranney and Goldstein publish News and Observer editorial on smoking

Leah Ranney, PhD, associate director of the UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, and Adam Goldstein, MD, professor in UNC Family Medicine and director of the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, published the following editorial on the social benefits of anti-smoking policies and tobacco-use prevention programs:

"Last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers described how tobacco use remains the No. 1 preventable cause of death. Ironically, the U.S. Surgeon General told the American public almost six decades ago that cigarettes were deadly and over 20 years ago that secondhand smoke from cigarettes and other combustible tobacco is also a major killer."

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