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Tobacco: A Legal and Policy Issue of the Elderly

By Saidy Barinaga-Burch & James A. Bergman

Since modern cigarettes were introduced in 1913, millions of lives have been lost and billions of health care dollars spent as a result of tobacco-related diseases. This article describes how older Americans are particularly affected by this devastation and discusses legal and policy issues concerning tobacco that affect elders and require action by the legal community.

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