On January 17, 2014, a new report was released titled, The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has as its goal to utilize the 50th Anniversary to refocus the nation’s attention on the urgent need to “end the tobacco epidemic for good”. 8 million people have been saved from a premature tobacco caused death by the tobacco control measures that have been implemented and The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has announced their collective commitment to drive down tobacco use to under 10% within the next decade on their path to the complete elimination of tobacco related disease.
The following editorial that will appear in the New York Times sums it up perfectly.
I also encourage you to look at the brief video, which documents that back in 1964 the Surgeon General pushed our nation into action. Now it’s up to us.
Help end the tobacco epidemic for good.