Commemorating 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. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.
In 2014, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
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 from the last 50 years of tobacco control efforts. You can be a part of the effort to share information on the dangers of tobacco use. Find resources to help promote the anniversary.
We also invite you to contact us at INFO2014SGR50@CDC.GOV if you have general questions or want to share your plans for promoting this historic anniversary.