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2010 Surgeon General's Report—How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease

Complete Report

Highlight Sheets

Consumer Booklet

Clinician Sheet

  • What to Tell Your Patients About Smoking
    A one-page fact sheet explaining new scientific findings as well as talking points to help medical providers speak with patients about quitting tobacco use.
  • Cómo hablar con sus pacientes sobre el tabaquismo
    Una hoja informativa de una página que explica descubrimientos científicos recientes y ofrece puntos a abordar para asistir a los prestadores de atención médica en las conversaciones con sus pacientes sobre cesación del tabaquismo.

Folded Fact Sheet


Additional Resources


This 30-second public service announcement features the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, and uses hyper- realistic animation to show how smoking doubles ones risk for heart attack—and death.

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Disclaimer: Data and findings provided in the publications on this page reflect the content of this particular Surgeon General's Report. More recent information may exist elsewhere on the Smoking & Tobacco Use Web site (for example, in fact sheets, frequently asked questions, or other materials that are reviewed on a regular basis and updated accordingly).


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