Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.
"Enough is enough," acting Surgeon General Borish Lushniak declared at a White House ceremony unveiling the 980-page report that urges new resolve to make the next generation a smoke-free generation.
"The clock is ticking," Lushniak said. "We can't wait another 50 years."