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Book Available on 1964 Smoking Report

A book cover shows a hand holding a cigarette with a plume of smoke with title: Clearing the Air: the Untold Story of the 1964 Report on Smoking and Health

A book about the groundbreaking 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health was recently published. Written by former National Library of Medicine employee Donald R. Shopland and colleagues, Clearing the Air: The Untold Story of the 1964 Report on Smoking and Health is available free to read online or via download. 

The book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into compiling the 1964 report and the team appointed to get it done. To access Clearing the Air, go to: https://bit.ly/44s6VrO.
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