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A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease, 2010

The Report

These booklets summarize the findings of the report and their implications for both consumers and clinicians:

Ordering printed copies: To order printed copies of these documents, go to and click the Publications Catalog link under Tools & Resources.

Announcement Materials

The Surgeon General’s report was announced on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at a media event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Heart Stopper: How Tobacco Smoke Can lead to a Heart Attack – Even Death

Using hyper-realistic animation illustrating how smoking causes a heart attack, this 30-second public service announcement (PSA) features the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin.


Additional Resources Online

  • Provides resources to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use (CDC): Provides resources for individuals, children and adolescents, and researchers and scientists.