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01/04/2014 12:34 EST | Updated 03/06/2014 05:59 EST

Key dates since 1964 surgeon general report: Smoking bans, warnings, other anti-smoking steps

Some key events in the U.S. in the fight over tobacco during the last 50 years:

1964: U.S. surgeon general report concludes smoking causes lung cancer.

1965: Warning labels required on cigarette packs.

1971: TV and radio commercials for cigarettes banned.

1972: Airlines told to provide no-smoking sections.

1987: Aspen, Colo., becomes first U.S. city to ban smoking in restaurants.

1988: Smoking banned on short domestic airline flights.

1998: Forty-six states reach $206 billion settlement with cigarette makers.

2000: Smoking prohibited on international flights.

2009: Food and Drug Administration authorized to regulate tobacco products.