Smoking persists despite 50 years of warnings

Proof that smoking is deadly was released decades ago, but millions of people worldwide are still lighting up.

    Fifty years ago, a doctor's report shocked Americans and the world when it revealed that smoking kills.

    In the United States, smoking rates have decreased by 59 percent from 1960s levels, and anti-smoking campaigns are widespread.

    But smoking is still prevalent globally, with millions of people dying each year from tobacco-related diseases.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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