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Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of the video accompanying this story included a clip credited to TRUTH that is not a part of the TRUTH campaign, according to Legacy Foundation spokesperson Patricia McLaughlin. The Legacy Foundation is the national public health organization that funds and directs the TRUTH campaign.

On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report linking smoking to lung cancer.

The findings of the report would have significant consequences for health policy, attitudes toward smoking and, ultimately, how smoking was depicted in television commercials.

USA TODAY Network looks back at how cigarettes were portrayed in television commercials and in movies during smoking's heyday -- and how tobacco's portrayal in TV ads 50 years after the surgeon general's report is vastly different.

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