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NEJM Perspective: How state attorneys general can protect public health

Gun violence, obesity, and the misuse of opioids and alcohol are responsible for roughly 374,000 deaths—15 percent of all deaths—each year in the United States. To protect the public from harmful products, legal action can be used against industries, one example of which—a settlement with the tobacco industry—offers useful lessons for confronting several of today’s public health epidemics.

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