Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day is January 11th
These days, pretty much everyone knows that cigarettes are bad for you, but before this day in 1964 that wasn't the case. January 11th was the day Surgeon General Luther L. Terry, M.D. released a report that linked smoking to cancer and other health issues for the very first time. The report followed a year-long review of 7,000 scientific articles about the effects of smoking. It would be a long time before the general public would accept this as fact, but this report was the important first step towards informing the public and getting them to stop smoking. If quitting was one of your New Years resolutions, this is the perfect day to start!