Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on smoking and health. Since then, there have been an estimated 20 million deaths due to smoking. This online memorial honors those #20million people – spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, friends, – who we have lost. View their stories below and honor your loved ones using #20million*, **.
* Legal Terms: By posting your memorial with the hashtag #20Million, your submission will become a part of CDC's #20Million Memorial. See Full Legal Terms and Conditions for #20Million Memorial.
** Disclaimer: The photos and messages on this page have been submitted as part of the #20Million Memorial Campaign. This content was submitted by groups or individuals, and feature their own interpretations, opinions and dramatizations, about tobacco use, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Including these memorials does not constitute an official endorsement on behalf of the CDC or HHS. Social media provides a dynamic environment for a variety of people to express their views. Comments posted about these memorials by partners, organizations, or individuals do not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Government sponsors of this campaign.
- Page last reviewed: October 22, 2015
- Page last updated: October 22, 2015
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