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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...

2010-12-09 14:40:00

45 Years After First Report -- If Not Now, When? WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear -- there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin for bringing together the best science and reporting to the nation that damage from exposure to toxic tobacco smoke is immediate and a cause of death for 440,000...

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