Tobacco Reports And Publications

In 1964, a landmark Surgeon General report was released warning of the health hazards of smoking. Since then, the rate of tobacco use in the United States has significantly decreased but there is still work to do. Preventing tobacco use remains a high priority of the Office of the Surgeon General because, even with that decrease, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Today, we know that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. We know that the very design of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes, makes them more attractive and addictive than ever. And we know, without a doubt, that quitting smoking saves lives.

Learn what the Surgeon General has been doing to eradicate the scourge of tobacco. Explore the wide range of publications below on how we can protect all Americans from the dangers of tobacco and nicotine and prevent our youth from starting to use tobacco in the first place.

Title Type Date
Preventing Tobacco Use
Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General Full Report* 2020
Executive Summary* 2020
Consumer Guide 2020
Factsheet - Key Findings 2020
Factsheet - Summary for Health Care Professionals 2020
Factsheet - Summary for Payers 2020
Factsheet - E-Cigarette and Adult Cessation 2020
Infographic - By the Numbers 2020
CDC Resources 2020
Press Release 2020
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General Full Report 2012
Executive Summary 2012
Consumer Booklet 2012
Fact Sheet 2012
Spanish Fact Sheet  
Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco—I'm Not Buying It Press Release 2012
Video: Ages 13-17: Grand Prize: Tobacco I'm Not Buying It Rap 2012
Video: Ages 18-25: Grand Prize: You Don't Smoke Cigarettes, Cigarettes Smoke You 2012
Video: Grand Prize (Spanish) 2012
Video playlist: Winning entries for the Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco 2012
Making Our Next Generation Tobacco Free Video 2012
Smoking & Tobacco Use Resource 2012
Talking to Teens About Tobacco Use Physician Card 2012
What You Need to Know About Tobacco to Talk to Your Teens Parent Card 2012
E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General Full Report 2016
Executive Summary 2016
Fact Sheet 2016
Tip Sheet for Parents 2016
Surgeon General releases advisory on E-cigarette epidemic among youth Advisory 2018
Press Release 2018
Health Consequences of Smoking
The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General Full Report 2014
Executive Summary 2014
Chapter 14. Appendix 14.1: Tobacco Control Efforts in the Department of Defense 2014
Chapter 14. Appendix 14.2: History of Tobacco Product Litigation 2014
Chapter 14, Appendix 14.3: Tobacco Litigation Case Summaries 2014
Chapter 14. Appendix 14.4: Treatment for Tobacco Use and Dependence 2014
Chapter 14. Appendix 14.5: Smoking Cessation Medications 2014
Chapter 15. Appendix: Tobacco Control Simulation Models 2014
Errata 2012
Consumer Guide 2014
Consumer Guide (Spanish) 2012
Fact Sheet 2014
Fact Sheet (CDC) 2014
Spanish Fact Sheet 2012
Video 2014
2004 Surgeon General's Report—The Health Consequences of Smoking Report 2004
Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General Report 2001
Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General Report 2010
Secondhand Smoke: What It Means to You Report 2010
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General Report 2006
How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You Consumer Booklet 2010

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