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Surgeon General’s report warns e-cigarettes a ‘public health threat’


The growing use of e-cigarettes among young people is a “public health threat,” according to a new report released Thursday by the U.S. Surgeon General.

The report is the first detailed federal review of the public health impact of e-cigarettes on the nation’s youth. It comes […]

Majority of Americans favor banning pharmacy tobacco sales


Two-thirds of U.S. adults are strongly or somewhat in favor of banning tobacco sales at pharmacies, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday.

The study, released in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that of the more than 4,000 respondents, […]

U.S. Surgeon General pushes for more walking


The U.S. Surgeon General issued a call to action Wednesday to promote walking, prescribing for the nation the “easiest and most affordable” way to incorporate physical activity into the lives of an increasingly sedentary nation.

Dr. Vivek Murthy pushed the walking campaign as a means to […]

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco

Five decades ago Dudley Hafner’s boss handed him a copy of the surgeon general’s report, “Smoking and Health.”

It was thick as a bible. And such serious business, Hafner said, that it had been under armed security until its release the week before.

To study the report without interruptions, Hafner and […]

Experts: Tougher anti-tobacco laws needed

Americans know cigarette smoking kills, but the Surgeon General’s report this year revealed how many different ways both direct as well as secondhand smoking cause harm.

The current report builds on findings first issued 50 years ago when the Surgeon General explored the health hazards of smoking. Experts cite the […]

Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday.

Unless efforts like smoke-free policies and well-funded tobacco cessation programs are bolstered, 5.6 million young Americans who are alive today will die from smoking, according to Acting […]