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Since First Surgeon General Report On Tobacco Products 50 Years Ago, Tighter Government Regulations Have Saved Countless American Lives
2014-01-08 11:02:08

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The first Surgeon General’s Report about smoking and its health risks was issued in 1964. This year marks its 50th anniversary. Since then, much progress has been made, with the number of adults smoking being cut by half. However, the use of tobacco products is still the number one cause of disabilities and death in the country. According to a study published January 7, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

2014-01-07 12:27:07

On the Eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco, Smokers are Still Choosing Ineffective Tools and Risk Relapse After Just Eight Days WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new survey conducted for national public health nonprofit, Legacy®, 56 percent of adult smokers polled were preparing to quit as a New Year's Resolution in 2014 to improve their health. The findings come at a critical date when past research has shown...

2013-12-18 23:04:48

Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Boris Lushniak, takes students’ questions about skin care, body image, tobacco, mental health, suicide prevention, exercise and more on EICnetwork.tv. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The Entertainment Industries Council recently hosted Acting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak along with Junior Reporters from West Potomac Academy and George Mason University, for an in-depth discussion of health issues. The one-hour special covering tobacco...

President Obama Nominates First Indian American As Surgeon General
2013-11-15 14:55:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online President Barack Obama today nominated a new Surgeon General of the United States, the second such nomination he has made in his nearly five years in office. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, who is a Boston-based hospitalist and instructor, would become the newest Surgeon General if a majority of the Senate grants confirmation to Obama’s nomination. The Surgeon General of the United States is the country’s top spokesperson on matters of...

2013-06-20 23:25:17

With the resignation of Dr. Regina Benjamin, Gerard Farrell, Executive Director of the advocacy group Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS, advises President Obama should promote an experienced, career officer to serve as the Surgeon General. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 In an e-mail to staff and her Commissioned Corps officers across the country on June 12, Dr. Regina Benjamin announced her resignation as 18th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. She wrote, "I will leave...


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