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The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress
A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014
On January 17, 2014, the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report was released. This report highlights half a century of tobacco control and prevention progress, new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and initiatives that can potentially end tobacco use once and for all.
While remarkable progress has been made since 1964, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Learn more about the Surgeon General's report, how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go.
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