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.
- Women and Smoking [PDF-745KB]
- Smoking and Youth [PDF–399KB]
- Smoking and Respiratory Diseases [PDF–717KB]
- Smoking and Reproduction [PDF–737KB]
- Smoking and Overall Health [PDF–847KB]
- Smoking and Diabetes [PDF–835KB]
- Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease [PDF–251KB]
- Smoking and Cancer [PDF–884KB]
- What You Need To Know About Smoking [PDF–944KB]
The Next 50 Years
For more than fifty years, the Surgeon General has been reporting about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. The findings have inspired us to help smokers quit and keep young people from starting smoking in the first place. We know the strategies that work and we are in the forefront of an historic opportunity to end the tobacco epidemic. If we work together, we can save millions of lives.