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Key dates since 1964 surgeon general report: Smoking bans, warnings, other anti-smoking steps

January 04, 2014 - 9:34 AM

Some key events in the fight over tobacco during the last 50 years:

1964: U.S. surgeon general report concludes smoking causes lung cancer.

1965: Warning labels required on cigarette packs.

1971: TV and radio commercials for cigarettes banned.

1972: Airlines told to provide no-smoking sections.

1987: Aspen, Colo., becomes first U.S. city to ban smoking in restaurants.

1988: Smoking banned on short domestic airline flights.

1998: Forty-six states reach $206 billion settlement with cigarette makers.

2000: Smoking prohibited on international flights.

2009: Food and Drug Administration authorized to regulate tobacco products.

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