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When Smoking Affects Your Family, It’s Personal – Ann Staples

Among those who has had a friend or relative who died from smoking, or seen her family’s lives unalterably changed as a result of tobacco, is Ann Staples from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Learn how her mother’s smoking impacted her family, her health, and her career.

 
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For more than 50 years, the Surgeon General has reported the dangers of smoking and tobacco use.  The findings have inspired us to help smokers quit and keep young people from starting to smoke. We know the strategies that work. Together we can end the tobacco epidemic and save millions of lives.

The Next 50 Years

July 23, 2015  

The U.S. Surgeon General and Elmo want you to stay healthy and get vaccinated!

Get Vaccinated with Elmo!

April 20, 2015  

The 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health found that smoking causes lung cancer.

Worse Than We Thought

December 10, 2014  

Cigarette companies have a long history of marketing to youth. “Robbing the Future” explores the various ways the tobacco industry targets young people, the growing popularity of emerging products, such as e-cigarettes, and the dangers associated with those products. If we don’t do more to prevent youth from starting to smoke, one out of every 13 children alive today in this country will die early from smoking.

Robbing the Future

November 04, 2014  

Cigarette smoking has devastating effects on health and it is an unequal opportunity killer for people with lower incomes and less education, and certain racial and ethnic minorities.

Unequal Opportunity Killer

September 12, 2014  

Over the past 50 years, the social acceptability of smoking has declined significantly; this is a keystone accomplishment of the tobacco control movement. This video explores the importance of social norm change as a primary strategy for improving public health by reducing smoking rates.

The Way Things Were

January 29, 2014  

This PSA shows that millions of today's children will ultimately die early from smoking if we don't do more to reduce current smoking rates.

5.6 Million Children

January 17, 2014  

Suicide is a public health issue that touches the lives of millions of people across the nation, and each of us has a role to play in preventing it in our own communities.

We All Have a Role to Play

September 10, 2012  

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina  Benjamin,  explains why it's important to breastfeed your infant at a young age.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

February 13, 2012