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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2006
Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286

New Surgeon General's Report on Secondhand Smoke to be Released

For Tuesday, June 27, 2006

WHO: Vice Admiral Richard Carmona, US Surgeon General

WHAT: Surgeon General Carmona will host a press conference to release the new Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke. Twenty years ago, the first Surgeon General's report on secondhand smoke created greater awareness across the country about the exposure of nonsmokers to tobacco smoke. The new report to be released June 27 provides a fresh perspective on the best available science in this area to better inform policymakers, health professionals, and the public at large.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. (ET) on June 27, 2006
**Note: Media should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

To confirm attendance, please RSVP at by June 26th.

WHERE: The Great Hall
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

CONTACT: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Surgeon General will also present a video that features nonsmokers who have been affected by secondhand smoke. Many of the people profiled in the video will be in attendance and available for media interviews after the press conference.


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