Saturday, January 11, 2014

50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

Today, January 11, marks the 50 anniversary of the US Surgeon General's report linking smoking and heath. Cigarette smoking in the US has been on the down swing from 40% of the adult population to just around 18% now. Smoking causes about 440,000 deaths per year, and is the leading most preventable type of death in the US.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
6182 deaths since Jan. 1, 2014.