Release of the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report

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UntitledToday, the 32nd Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was released commemorating 50 years since the 1964 landmark report was published linking smoking to death and illness. The 2014 report titled, “The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress,” focuses on progress of tobacco control and prevention, health consequences of smoking and smoke-related exposure and ways to end the smoking epidemic in the US.

The executive summary provides a brief overview of the major findings of the report. The consumer guide unpacks the report’s scientific jargon into easy-to-understand language and includes community-friendly figures, graphs and soundbites. Find the FDA’s press release announcement for the report here. Also catch the highlights from the White House press conference by visiting Counter Tobacco’s twitter feed.

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In honor of the release of the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, Counter Tobacco looked at how advertising at the point of sale has changed over the years by examining vintage POS images and old tobacco industry documents. Check out what we found by reading our article, “The Evolution of Tobacco Advertising at the Point of Sale.”