Smoking affects all of us -- and that's why ABC's "World News Tonight" has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute and the North American Quitline Consortium -- to bring you a comprehensive look at one of the nation's leading killers.
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Nov. 30, 2005: Elizabeth Vargas with a final update on the quitters we've been profiling all month long.
Nov. 24, 2005: ABC checks in with the smokers, in week three of trying to kick the habit.
Nov. 23, 2005: Forty years after smoking was first linked to cancer, there is still very little regulation of cigarettes. Brian Ross investigates Big Tobacco's influence on the system.
Nov. 17, 2005: Dan Harris checks in with 3 smokers who said in August that they would quit in honor of Peter Jennings.
Nov. 17, 2005: Bob Woodruff reports on smokeless tobacco as an alternative to cigarettes. Is it safer?
Nov. 15, 2005: John McKenzie reports on a new drug that could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of nicotine addiction.
Nov. 14, 2005: Women are different when it comes to lung cancer. Lisa Stark explains why.
Nov. 11, 2005: Bob Woodruff with an update on last week's "Persons of the Week" - the smokers in their second week of quitting.
Nov. 10, 2005: Dr. Tim Johnson examines the pros and cons of the controversial early detection screening for lung cancer.
Nov. 8, 2005: Smoking bans have some surprising effects, studies show.
Nov. 7, 2005: Elizabeth Vargas talks to teen smokers about why they smoke.
Nov. 4, 2005: Why did funds for smoking-cessation programs go to other pet projects?
Nov. 4, 2005: Persons of the Week: Four cigarette smokers take different approaches to kicking the habit.
Nov. 3, 2005: John McKenzie compares different methods for quitting smoking and goes behind the scenes at a telephone quitline.
Nov. 2, 2005: Dan Harris reports on lawsuits that may hold tobacco companies accountable for targeting teens with flavored cigarettes.
Nov. 1, 2005: Dean Reynolds' overview on the dangers of smoking kicks off the Quit to Live Series.
Read the transcript or order a DVD of Peter Jennings' last major report on the tobacco industry, "Peter Jennings Reporting - From the Tobacco File: Stories of Betrayal & Neglect."
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