These have been, and continue to be, the messages of the U. Surgeon General and public health authorities worldwide.
Smokers and potential smokers should be guided by these messages when deciding whether or not to smoke. You can obtain more information directly from these public health organizations about cigarette smoking and disease in smokers: International Agency for Research on Cancer , the World Health Organization , U.
Surgeon General's Report release & resources to make tobacco history
Surgeon General. We support a single, consistent public health message on the role of cigarette smoking in the development of disease in smokers, and on smoking and addiction.
The Surgeon General of the United States has been the nation's leading spokesperson on matters of public health since Smoking during pregnancy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Updated January 8, Accessed April 17, Health Effects of Tobacco Use Tobacco has serious effects on the health of users. Smoking causes 1 of every 3 deaths from cardiovascular disease. Deaths from stroke are more likely among smokers than among former smokers or people who have never smoked.
The Surgeon General reports have identified at least 12 cancers caused by smoking. How We Can Help. Focus Areas.
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Get to know the tobacco control timeline: 50 years of progress Many historical events during the last several decades influenced tobacco use in the United States. Research shows changes in combustible tobacco use patterns Read a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report about the increased use of cigars and pipe tobacco. In conjunction with the report's release, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and partners launched the Make Tobacco History campaign , calling on the tobacco control community to focus on three common goals: Reduce smoking rates, currently at about 18 percent, to less than 10 percent within 10 years; Protect all Americans from secondhand smoke within five years; and Ultimately eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use.