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Anti-smoking Measures Have Saved 8 Million Lives in US

Since 1964 eight million lives have been saved because of the anti-smoking measures, according to a research published on the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) on Tuesday. The report also said tobacco controls have contributed to increase life expectancy. However, cigarette smoking still remains one of four main causes of death. Each year, about 443,000 people in US die from it, the report said. The author of the report, Dr. Theodore Holford, PhD, told Journal of JAMA that people who died from smoking could have lived on average 20 more years had they not have smoked