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Study: US Smoking Deaths May Be Higher Than Previously Thought

Nearly a half million Americans die every year from diseases directly attributable to cigarette smoking, such as lung cancer and heart disease, but a new study indicates thousands more deaths should be included in the annual tally. "We think, if our results stand up, that we should add about 60,000 extra deaths to [cigarette smoking] a year," said Brian Carter, an American Cancer Society epidemiologist and lead author of the study. "For perspective, that's more than...

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