2014 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress
- Let’s Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free: Your Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health [PDF–36.6 MB]
A short, easy-to-read booklet that summarizes historical information on changes in smoking norms since the release of the first Surgeon General's Report in January 1964, new findings on causes, and solutions.
- Hagamos que la próxima generación esté libre de tabaco. Su guía para el 50.o aniversario del informe de la Dirección General de Servicios de Salud sobre el tabaquismo y la salud [PDF–1.6 MB]
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These fact sheets have been created for public health officials and others, and provide information taken from Surgeon General’s Reports about smoking and its connection to specific diseases and health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There are also fact sheets addressing smoking risks for particular population groups, such as women, youth, and men and women concerned about reproductive health. The fact sheet “What You Need To Know About Smoking” also includes tips for smokers who want to quit.
Worse Than We Thought
In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report (SGR) on Smoking and Health found that smoking causes lung cancer. Today, we know the impact of smoking on health and well-being is far worse. “Worse Than We Thought” explores the staggering health effects of smoking that are outlined in this year’s 50th anniversary SGR. Twenty million people have died from smoking in the last half century, including 2.5 million nonsmokers who died from diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke. SGR fact sheets address smoking and its connection to specific diseases and health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Clear the Air
In this podcast, Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, talks about her sense of urgency to clear the air of secondhand smoke so everyone is equally protected from the negative health effects caused by smoking in the workplace.
The Minnesota Lawsuit:The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Doug Blanke is director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and works to reduce tobacco use nationwide. He was part of a lawsuit that forced the tobacco industry to turn over millions of pages of documents showing how they targeted children in their marketing, hid data on the dangers of smoking, and misled the American public about their products.
Confronting Commercial Tobacco Use among Native American Tribes
American Indians have the largest prevalence of smoking among population groups. In this podcast, Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson, Vice President, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, discusses the importance of educating tribal people that cigarettes are not traditional. She and other tribal support centers are working to end commercial tobacco use among American Indians.
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50th Anniversary Report on Smoking and Health
Fifty years after the first report, the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health reveals new details about the dangers of smoking as well as strategies to curtail the tobacco use epidemic.
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- Page last updated: February 26, 2015
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