Are We Better as a Nation at Treating Disease than Preventing It?

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Unfortunately we are because that's what happens. I mean, when a disease occurs, we treat it and we're generally pretty good at developing treatments. What we don't do is well, and when I say we, I mean we as a society, and that means health officials as well as the general public prevent disease well. I mean, say if you look at how long it took to get a realization and acceptance of the absolutely devastating impact of tobacco.

I mean, it took a very long time to get that across, and still we have a certain percentage of people still smoke, and we know that tobacco is maybe the old time great killer of how we kill ourselves, is by smoking.