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2014 SGR and Other Resources Available Now

Friday, January 17, 2014  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Today, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, Acting Surgeon General, released "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General” at a White House. The report and companion materials are NOW available below for viewing and downloading. We’ve also included a wealth of information below that can help you promote the report including videos, podcasts, PowerPoints and other resources.

Please visit to view all the 2014 Surgeon General report materials and to sign up to receive email updates as new resources are added to the site. We also invite you to contact us at INFO2014SGR50@CDC.GOV if you have general questions or want to share how you have promoted this historic anniversary.

2014 SGR—A Report of the Surgeon General: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. (Full Report/Supplement)

Download the Complete Report[PDF–36.6 MB]

Supplement [PDF–273 KB]

Report by Sections (chapters, appendices, etc.)

Executive Summary [PDF–273 KB]

This comprehensive report chronicles the dev­astating consequences of 50 years of tobacco use in the United States. It updates data on the numerous health effects resulting from smoking and exposure to second­hand smoke and details public health trends, both favor­able and unfavorable, in tobacco use. This report also marks the steady progress achieved in reducing the prevalence of smoking and validates tobacco control strategies that have consistently proven to be effective. The Executive Summary provides an overview of the full report of the Surgeon General and highlights the conclusions and findings.

2014 SGR – A Report of the Surgeon General: The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress – Let’s Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free (Consumer Guide)

Consumer Guide

This easy-to-read, illustrated booklet summarizes the Surgeon General’s Report released in January, 2014. The booklet discusses, in plain language, historical information on changes in smoking norms since the first Surgeon General’s Report was released in January 1964; new health findings on diseases and conditions caused or affected by smoking; and ways to reduce smoking and its resulting health and financial impact. It is designed to give concerned adults information to help them make choices that will improve their own health and the health of their children, their families, and their communities.

Videos and Podcasts

Public Service Announcement - 5.6 Million Children: A new public service announcement (PSA) designed to educate adults about the long-term impact of tobacco use on this nation’s future – its youth. The PSA points out that 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die early fromsmoking if we do not do more to reduce current smoking rates.

SGR Video - Tips Campaign Changed Their Lives: This video features Tips ad participants Terrie Hall, Brandon Carmichael and Roosevelt Smith, discussing their experiences during and after theTips campaign.

Clearing the Air (Podcast): Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, talks about her sense of urgency to clear the air of secondhand smoke so everyone is equally protected from the negative health effects caused by smoking in the workplace.

Clearing the AirTranscript

Additional Resources

Feature on 50thAnniversary Report on Smoking and Health

50th Anniversary Report on Smoking and Health: Fifty years after the first report, the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health reveals new details about the dangers of smoking as well as strategies to curtail the tobacco use epidemic

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