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New GYTS Datasets

The CDC Office on Smoking and Health’s Global Tobacco Control Program would like to announce the first public data release of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).

New Sustaining State Funding for Tobacco Control

The Office on Smoking and Health has identified 4 strategic priority areas. One of these priorities, “Promoting Sustainable Science-Based Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs at the CDC-Recommended Levels” was established to focus on supporting states in their efforts to preserve tobacco control funding in the face of serious state budget challenges.

MMWR—Cigarette Use Among High School Students—United States, 1991–2003

A study published in the June 18 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, reports that the rate of cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students has declined dramatically since the late 1990s and is at the lowest level since the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was initiated in 1991.

Data Highlights 2004

Data Highlights 2004CDC's Data Highlights, 2004, provides state-based information on the prevalence of tobacco use, health impact, and associated costs for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is a smaller version of prior State Highlights reports and presents some previously reported data and several updated estimates.


2004 Surgeon General's Report:  The Health Consequences of Smoking

The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human ServicesNew Surgeon General’s Report Expands List of Diseases Caused by Smoking

Forty years after the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking — which concluded that smoking was a definite cause of three diseases — the government’s latest report on smoking and health announced today by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona documents that smoking causes disease in nearly every organ of the body in both men and women.


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.

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. It includes abstracts that have been cited in the report plus many additional abstracts reflecting the most recent scientific research.

What The Surgeon General's Report Means to You

This booklet explains the report and how smoking causes disease in nearly every organ of the body.

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