The United States Surgeon General is recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
“Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half,” says the Office of the Surgeon General on its website. ”Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.”
Leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, the Office of the Surgeon General will be sharing highlights from the last 50 years of tobacco control efforts. Individuals can be a part of the effort to share information on the dangers of tobacco use. Find resources to help promote the anniversary.