2012 Surgeon General's Report—Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
It is archived for historical purposes only.
- Download the Complete ReportCdc-pdfExternal [PDF–36.6 MB]
- Executive SummaryCdc-pdfExternal [PDF–273 KB]
- Errata NoticeCdc-pdf [PDF–22.58 KB]
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: We CAN Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free
A short, easy-to-read booklet that summarizes the latest findings about the epidemic of tobacco use among youth and young adults, the causes, and the solutions.
- Informe de la Cirujana General de los EE. UU. Prevención del tabaquismo en los jóvenes y adultos jóvenes. ¡Podemos hacer que nuestra próxima generación esté libre de tabaco!Cdc-pdf [PDF–1.5 MB]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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).