UofL faculty, postdoc contribute to 50th anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on smoking
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, it is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.
This Friday, Jan. 17, the Surgeon General will release the 50thanniversary Surgeon General’s Report (SGR): The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. The report will highlight 50 years of progress in tobacco control and prevention, present new data on health consequences, and detail new initiatives.
Join the White House press conference 9:30a.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at http://whitehouse.gov/live as the Surgeon General releases the report.
Public health faculty Kathy B. Baumgartner, PhD, Richard N. Baumgartner, PhD and Dongyan Yang, MD, MS, and James Graham Brown Cancer Center postdoctoral scholar Stephanie D. Boone, PhD helped write the national report in collaboration with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University. Their contribution is expected to be about 200 pages.