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2012 Surgeon General's Report—Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

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Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Consumer Booklet

Conversation Cards

Parent Conversation Card
[PDF–710 KB]
What You Need to Know About Tobacco to Talk to Your Teens

The Parent Conversation Card is intended to help parents talk to their children about tobacco use. This card offers practical ways to initiate conversations with children and provide background information on tobacco use.




Physician Conversation Card
[PDF–624 KB]
Talking to Teens About Tobacco Use

The Physician Conversation Card is intended to help health care providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) initiate dialogue about tobacco use with adolescent patients and also to help persuade parents to be actively engaged in keeping their children safe from the health effects of smoking.


eCard and Button

eCard

Send an eCard that encourages healthy smoke-free living.

Button

Support tobacco control and prevention efforts by posting buttons to your Web site, blog, or social networking site.

Video Contest for Youth and Young Adults

Tobacco—I'm Not Buying It

A video contest sponsored by CDC's Office on Smoking and Health invited youth ages 13–17 and young adults ages 18–25 to submit original videos (English or Spanish) featuring one or more of the key findings from the 2012 Surgeon General's report. Prizes totaling $10,000 were awarded. Video submission deadline was April 22, 2012.

Check out the winners! 

Additional Resources

Press Release


Videos

Destiny PSA

A new public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, shows teens describing their futures if they use tobacco. The PSA makes it clear that smoking causes immediate damage that leads to health problems, even death.



Press Conference

HHS Secretary Sebelius joins U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin and Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to announce the release of the Surgeon General's new report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.


Order Documents

Order 2012 Surgeon General's Report documents from our Publications Catalog. In the Publications Catalog, type in 2012 SGR in the search box.

 


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