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Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General

Released on August 9, this new 462-page report from US Surgeon General David Satcher argues that smoking rates could be cut in half within a decade if proven anti-smoking efforts are fully implemented. Among the measures advocated are school-based anti-smoking programs, aggressive anti-tobacco community and media campaigns, raising prices and taxes, and improving tobacco warning labels. The report was announced at a news conference held at the eleventh World Conference on Tobacco or Health, during which the Surgeon General also criticized the states for only spending about ten percent of the $246 billion they received in the tobacco industry settlement on anti-smoking campaigns. At the Surgeon General's site, users can read the press release, a summary, fact sheets, charts and graphs, and the full text of the report by chapter or in its entirety in .pdf format.
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2000-08-11
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