Experts: Big Tobacco Dead by 2047, Possibly Sooner
President Barack Obama’s signature on a bill to grant the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco was historic, and represents a step in eliminating tobacco use in this country by 2047, two national tobacco experts said. The pair published “Stealing a March in the 21st Century: Accelerating Progress in the 100-Year War Against Tobacco Addiction in the United States” in the American Journal of Public Health. Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, and Timothy Baker, PhD, director and associate director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, respectively, chart milestones in beating tobacco addiction and map a battle plan to eradicate tobacco use in the next few decades. The researchers analyzed data from the 1960s, when the first systemic tracking of smoking rates began, until the present.
— Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison