cigarette labels http://wamc.org en Sean Philpott: On cigarettes and free speech http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-cigarettes-and-free-speech <p></p><p>Smoking remains the number one cause of preventable deaths in the US. Last year, nearly half a million people died of smoking-related illnesses like emphysema and lung cancer. That&rsquo;s nearly one of every five deaths, a number that is greater than the number of deaths caused by AIDS, drug and alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. Smoking also costs American taxpayers and businesses over $150 billion a year in terms of health care and lost productivity &ndash; that&rsquo;s approximately $7 for every pack of cigarettes sold.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:55:12 +0000 42955 at http://wamc.org