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The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General

May 27, 2004

  • Press Release
  • Remarks by the Surgeon General at the Launch of the Report — Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
  • Executive Summary - The executive summary version of the report is a technical publication that includes excerpts from the complete report. [PDF 51 KB]
  • Chapters — Contains PDF versions of the eight chapters plus the foreword, preface, contents, acknowledgments and index.
  • Fact Sheets — Eleven fact sheets in HTML and PDF format.
  • Health Consequences of Smoking — Database
    This Web site serves as an interactive component of the 2004 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking. The database includes abstracts of more than 1,600 key articles cited in the 2004 Surgeon General's Report.
  • What The Surgeon General's Report Means to You [PDF - 1.19MB] — This booklet explains the report and how smoking causes disease in nearly every organ of the body. [Booklet Contents]
  • The Health Consequences of Smoking on The Body — This interactive animation outlines the effects of smoking on the different organs of the body based on the findings of the 2004 Surgeon General's Report. It is available in Flash and HTML.
    You can download a Macromedia Flash player (a free application) to view this presentation.
  • Cancer in the Family Video Link(streaming video format) Video News Release and Transcript
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  • U.S. Public Health Service Tobacco Cessation Guideline — The latest drugs and counseling techniques for treating tobacco use and dependence.
  • Cigarette labeling requirements under the U.S. Code