SAN FRANCISO (KCBS)— It’s been 50 years since the Surgeon General’s report labeled cigarettes as a cause of serious health problems, but even with that knowledge the most recent report shows tobacco still figures quite prominently in a list of health problems for Americans.

That’s not surprising according to Dr. Stanton Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Center Research and Education at UCSF, who argues that tobacco companies remain immensely politically powerful.

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