2004 Surgeon General's Report
The Health Consequences of Smoking
It is archived for historical purposes only.
- Complete Report
- Errata Notice
- Executive Summarypdf icon [PDF—112 KB]
- Message from the Department of Health and Human Servicespdf icon [PDF—20 KB]
28 Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking and Health, 1964–2004pdf icon [PDF—83 KB]
- En españolpdf icon [PDF—29 KB]
- Four Major Conclusions of the 2004 Report
- How Do We Conclude That Smoking Is a Cause of Disease?
- How Smoking Harms People of All Ages
- Impact on Unborn Babies, Infants, Children, and Adolescents
- Smoking Among Adults in the United States: Cancer
- Smoking Among Adults in the United States: Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke
- Smoking Among Adults in the United States: Other Health Effects
- Smoking Among Adults in the United States: Reproductive Health
- Smoking Among Adults in the United States: Respiratory Health
- Smoking Among Seniors in the United States
The Health Consequences of Smoking: What It Means to You
A short, easy-to-read booklet that details how smoking affects the body.
Video and Posters
This video presents a news segment about individuals with a family member whose cigarette smoking led to a cancer diagnosis.
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