January 11, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on Smoking and Health. The 1964 report was the first comprehensive compilation of research linking cigarette smoking to severe adverse health effects. Today, and throughout the year, we celebrate the victories that have occurred since the release of this landmark report, as well as acknowledge ongoing challenges and gaps in protections and the course that we will chart to ensure that everyone lives and works in a smokefree environment, that no one picks up the smoking habit and subsequent nicotine addiction, and that no one has to needlessly suffer from a smoking- or secondhand smoke-related disease.
Michael Terry, son of former Surgeon General Luther Terry,
speaking at the press conference on January 8, 2014
(L-R) Robin Koval and Amber Bullock (Legacy), Acting SG Boris Lushniak, Cynthia Hallett (Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights), and Sharon Eubanks at the White House press conference on the release of the Surgeon General's Report.
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Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress: A Report of the
Whats the state of smoking in America?
...BORIS LUSHNIAK: Well, were currently working closely, the office of the Surgeon general is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration, specifically the Center for Tobacco Products and are reanalyzing the whole row of the idea of the warning ...
from Kathleen Sebelius (PDF)
...We can prevent the staggering toll that tobacco takes on individuals, families, and communities. This new Surgeon Generals report focuses on cigarettes ... Tobacco prevention and control efforts need to be commensurate with the harm caused by tobacco ...
battle, struggling even after a half century
About 50 years ago, on Jan. 11, 1964 the surgeon general declared the health perils connected to smoking. Despite the laws, advertising bans, ...
battle still raging 50 years after surgeon general ...
More than four in 10 American adults were smokers and so were a lot ... American Lung Association; Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights; and ...
and health: Where theres smoke
slow, steady as Americans fight to stop smoking
smoking warning made history, saved lives
Health advocates are marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General report on smoking with a call for more aggressive action to protect people from tobacco. That landmark report, along with subsequent Surgeon General reports on the addictive power of nicotine and the dangers of secondhand smoke, led to a sea change in the country's attitude toward tobacco. Smoking rates have dropped by 59%, and many communities now ban smoking in public places. No other single report has had this large of an effect on public health, says Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
Health Groups Call for Bold Action to End the Tobacco Epidemic In the
United States Nation Challenged to Cut Smoking Rates to Under 10 Percent
in 10 Years and Protect All Americans from Secondhand Smoke within 5
WASHINGTON, DC As the United States marks the 50th
Lung Association and Other Leading Public Health
Today, the American Lung Association joined other leading public health and medical organizations to commemorate the 50th anniversary, on Saturday January 11, of the first Surgeon Generals report on smoking and health. At the event, the organizations issued a call for a nationwide commitment to make tobacco history by ending the tobacco epidemic for good.
Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Mark
50th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health,
Cite Remarkable Progress
ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50th anniversary this month of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, the American Cancer Society and its nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), point to remarkable progress in the fight against tobacco and the resulting lives saved from cancer. Since the release of the landmark report in 1964, the percentage of American adults who smoke has been cut by more than half, down from over 40 percent to less than 20 percent today. But with more than 43million Americans still lighting up and tobacco use remaining the single largest preventable cause of premature death in the United States, the Society and ACS CAN say they are committed to further reducing smoking and saving more lives from cancer. ...
General Report: 50th Anniversary: Resources for Partners
Downloadable slide show: Charts showing progress since 1964 ...
Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2014 The American Heart Association joined with six leading health groups today to honor the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon Generals Report on smoking and health, and to call for a commitment to three public health goals. The goals are reducing smoking rates to less than 10 percent within 10 years; protecting all Americans from secondhand smoke within five years; and ending the health impacts, including heart disease and stroke, caused by tobacco addiction. The other groups issuing the call to action are the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Legacy. ...
You, Surgeon General: Tobacco Control Has Saved 8 Million Lives
Deemed the most successful public health campaign in modern history,
researchers report that 50 years of tobacco control have saved about
20 years of additional life for eight million Americans. ...
Years Later: Legacy Resolves to Work Toward Generation Free
January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. Although we now know that tobacco use causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, the 1964 landmark report was the first to definitively link smoking with lung cancer and heart disease forever changing Americans understanding of the deadly consequences of smoking. ...
cancer groups ask regulators to help cut tobacco use
on smoking, at 50, turns to teens: Our view
the Tobacco Epidemic for Good
Years Since Warning, Tobacco Remains Our Nation's Mt. Everest
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Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon
SurgeonGeneral.gov - [January 21, 2014]
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