Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Resources to help promote the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on tobacco

Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.

In 2014, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Tobacco education, prevention and control grantees and advocates can go to the Office of the Surgeon General or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sites to download resources for their campaigns. The Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health will support this historic event through our COPrevent blog, STEPP newsletter and social media posts.

Here are some tools you can download:


Sign up to follow the Surgeon General's Office.
Find sample tweets.


Review the history of the 1964 report that, for the first time, shed light on the toxic impact of tobacco.

Powerpoint Presentation

Download a powerpoint presentation on the 50th anniversary.

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health—50th Anniversary: 1964-2014

50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report – 2014 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health – Coming Soon – More Information

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