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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 7:56 am 
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In the wake of huge tobacco tax increases and a ban on smoking in bars, the number of adult smokers in New York City fell 11 percent from 2002 to 2003, one of the steepest short-term declines ever measured, according to surveys commissioned by the city. (New York Times)<p>***I'm not C.R. F. Rao, but it seems obvious that if there were 11 percent fewer smokers in New York after one year, all remnants of civil order in the city would be gone.***


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 7:58 am 
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Health researchers say that smoking cuts short the lives of about one-third of long-term smokers, by an average of about 14 years. Dr. Frieden, the city health commissioner, said reducing the smoking population by 100,000 people, if the change is permanent, "means that there will be at least 30,000 fewer premature deaths." (New York Times)<p>***If there's a C.R. Rao out there who'd like to tackle those numbers, go to it.***


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Did somebody say lies, lies and damned ...


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