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This Monday, Oct. 13, 1997 file photo shows a cigarette vending machine in a bar in Montpelier, Vt.

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Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary

A turning point came on Jan. 11, 1964. It was on that Saturday morning that U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released an emphatic and authoritative report that said smoking causes illness and death — and the government should do something about it.

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