jueves, 29 de enero de 2015

Working Toward a Tobacco-Free Generation: 51 Years of Progress

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Jan 28, 2015
By: Vivek H. Murphy, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General
Eliminating tobacco use seemed like an impossible task when the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking came out in 1964. Almost half of our population smoked, and tobacco use was everywhere from airplanes and restaurants to sports and magazines. However, one year ago this month, when we released the Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress, we recognized how much progress we’ve made in lowering those statistics—from nearly one in two to now less than one in five American adults who smoke cigarettes.
Our goal, as described in the 50th anniversary report, is to reduce the smoking rate to less than 10% for both youth and adults in 10 years (currently 15.7% and 17.8% respectively). With the release of the 50th anniversary report, we directly called on all sectors of society to help make the next generation tobacco-free. Our partners answered that call with remarkable action. These are just a few examples of the incredible work done on the local, state, and national levels this past year:
READ MORE: Working Toward a Tobacco-Free Generation: 51 Years of Progress
Share on Facebook

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario