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Santa Clara Lecturer, 7 February 1999

Santa Clara Lecturer, 7 February 1999

Clearing the Smoke

Klaus J. Porzig, M.D., 7 February 1999

The one topic that an oncologist would not pass up to talk about in the bully pulpit is smoking, and more importantly, smoking among children and teenagers. It is clear that this age group is critically important in the pathophysiology of the disease as well as to the tobacco industry, since without teenage smokers, there will be few adult smokers, given current trends.

Clearing the Smoke

The one topic that an oncologist would not pass up to talk about in the bully pulpit is smoking, and more importantly, smoking among children and teenagers. It is clear that this age group is critically important in the pathophysiology of the disease as well as to the tobacco industry, since without teenage smokers, there will be few adult smokers, given current trends.

Santa Clara Lecture, Winter 1999