The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General

The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress

USC Institute for Global Health Director Jonathan Samet served as the senior scientific editor of the 50th anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, which launched at the White House Jan. 17, 2014.

The report describes the decades of progress in tobacco control and prevention since the first report in 1964, but also emphasizes smoking’s continuing reign as the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States.

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Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (senior scienteific editor: Jonathan Samet)
Published By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health
Date: January 17, 2014
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