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The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014

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Executive Summary

This Executive Summary provides an overview of the full report of the Surgeon General and highlights the conclusions and findings.  

Full Report

This comprehensive report chronicles the devastating consequences of 50 years of tobacco use in the United States.

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Consumer Booklet

This easy-to-read, illustrated booklet summarizes the Surgeon General’s Report released in January, 2014. It is designed to give concerned adults information to help them make choices that will improve their own health and the health of their children, their families, and their communities.

Order Documents

To order 2014 Surgeon General's Report documents, go to CDC’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Publications Catalog.  In the Publications Catalog, type in 2014 SGR in the search box, choose all of these words, and hit the search button.

Fact Sheet

Video and Podcast Series
Public Service Announcement - 5.6 Million Children

A public service announcement (PSA) designed to educate adults about the long-term impact of tobacco use on this nation’s future – its youth. The PSA points out that 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die early from smoking if we do not do more to reduce current smoking rates.

Learn more about the progress of tobacco control in the 50th Anniversary on Smoking and Health Video and Podcast Series, featuring interviews from key leaders in the fight against tobacco. 

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