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March 13, 1985

The California Medical Assn. declared that use of all forms of tobacco should cease by the end of the century. The association's House of Delegates, meeting in San Diego, decided to discourage tobacco because it is a danger to public health. A package of resolutions passed by the delegates called for measures ranging from smoking bans in hospitals and day-care centers to an end to federal tobacco subsidies. The association also called for stronger anti-smoking educational programs and an increase in the state cigarette tax. Other adopted resolutions include an endorsement of mandatory seat belt laws, a call for better public awareness of sports injuries and deaths and backing for increased alcohol taxes, with the revenues going to alcohol treatment programs and to law enforcement agencies.

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