Small graph of survival curves from Doll et al's 1994 BMJ publication on the Doctor's study

Is cutting down a ‘waste of time’? 3

Newspapers today are reporting on a new study from Scottish researchers on smoking reduction. Today’s Sun says ‘Cutting down on cigs is a waste of time’. But only last month headlines said ‘Smokers urged to ‘cut down’ rather than quit’ (from The Telegraph). What’s going on?