Let's make the next generation tobacco-free : your guide to the 50th anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Office on Smoking and Health.
Description:1 A Persistent epidemic --2. Diabetes and health problems linked to smoking -- 3. The Next 50 years.
We have known for the last 50 years that people who smoke cigarettes are much more likely to develop—and die from—certain diseases than people who don’t smoke. More than 20 million Americans have died because of smoking since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was issued in 1964. Most of those deaths were of adults who smoked, but 2.5 million were of nonsmokers who died because they breathed secondhand smoke—air that was polluted by other people’s cigarette smoke.
Adults are not the only people who suffer because of smoking. Today, about half of all the children between ages 3 and 18 years in this country are exposed to cigarette smoke regularly, either at home or in places such as restaurants that still allow smoking.
CDC-INFO Pub ID 221650
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