Daniel Horne

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Daniel Horn, Ph.D. was an early researcher who, with the American Cancer Society, did a 1968 epidemiological study about smoking.


Dr. Horn received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in 1938 and his Masters and Doctor degrees from Harvard University in 1942 and 1943 respectively.

In 1979, Dr. Horn was a retired Director of the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health, a part of the U.S. National Center for Disease Control (CDC). He is a former collaborator of E. Cuyler Hammond, in studies on smoking and health which were cited by the 1964 Surgeon General's Report, the first report to definitively link smoking with human disease and death. The National Clearinghouse collected literature on smoking and health for use by government in its annual reports to Congress entitled "The Health Consequences of Smoking." Dr. Horn served as been the government's main spokesman on smoking and health for many years, especially in the areas of smoking by teenagers and women. He spent one year working with the World Health Organization in its smoking and health program. He has participated in three World Conferences on Smoking or Health and was a member of the Planning Committee of the 3rd World Conference. He has testified before Congress on the issue of smoking and disease. He said that people who couldn't quit smoking are better off smoking lower "tar" cigarettes.[1]

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