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On This Day: Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day

In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying that smoking is hazardous to your health.  Since that time, organizations such as Anti-smoking.org, Smokefree America, and The Truth have continued to issue warnings about the hazards of smoking.  It is estimated that smoking-related diseases cause more than 440,000 American deaths annually, and costs the United States over $150 billion each year in health care costs.

Also On This Day:

  • Secret Pal Day
  • Milk Day – Milk is first delivered in bottles (1878)
  • National Step in a Puddle & Splash Your Friend Day – No puddles here, just snow!
  • First recorded lottery took place in England (1569)
  • The Lawrence Textile Strike began in Lawrence, MA (1912)
  • Amelia Earheart made the 1st solo flight from Hawaii to California (1935)
  • Insulin was first used to treat diabetes in a human patient (1922)
  • Designated hitter rule was adopted in MLB’s American League (1973)
  • Apple, Inc. drops its 10% restocking fee (2011)

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