CDC - co-ordinated national anti-smoking effort could reduce death toll..

April 25, 2010 - CDC - calls for a coordinated national anti-smoking effort that could reduce the more than 400,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in the United States,
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a snapshot of each state's tobacco control progress, including wider adoption of measures to control, prevent and stop smoking.

The key, the report says, is having all the states adopt uniform tobacco control plans.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director: If states make the right decisions, if policymakers and families make the right decisions, we can save lives.

CDC reports in just 5-years tobacco caused 2.4 Million cases of cancer..

Reference: CDC urges 50-state anti-smoking effort by Ann J. Curley, CNN, 4/22/2009.