When President Obama announced his new "War on Cancer" I decided it would be worth a blog post commenting on how the fastest, most cost-effective way to reduce cancer would be to reduce smoking.
After all, we know how to do it. All it takes is political will.
Before I had a chance to draft such a post Allan Erickson, who led tobacco control efforts at the American Cancer Society until he retired, sent me this letter, which makes all the points I would have made.
It is worth a read.
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