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2012-03-15 17:16:35

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led the NIH-funded research consortium Declines in cigarette smoking among Americans since the mid-1950s — particularly since tobacco-control policies and interventions were implemented after the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released in 1964 — prevented nearly 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Results of the...

Surgeon General Warns About Youth Smoking
2012-03-08 11:54:07

The Surgeon General released a report today alongside a campaign that addresses smoking among youth and young adults. For every tobacco-related death, two people under the age 26 pick up the practice. That's the startling news outlined in today's report. The report: "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" is accompanied by a Surgeon General video released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

Paper Gives Details of One of the Most Significant Public Health Battles in History WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's war against AIDS began 30 years ago with a report that five gay men in Los Angeles were dying from Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia, a disease so rare that a handful of cases in a single year is like an epidemic. Now, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop -- the official who witnessed these early deaths and charted the nation's policies...

2011-01-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD is to address delegates at the Employer Health, Human Capital & Wellness Congress on Wednesday, February 2 in Alexandria, Virginia, World Congress announced today. Dr. Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, speaks at 10:15am on prioritizing actions and collaboration across government and between the public and private sectors to improve population health and...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.