In 1964 the first government report linking smoking and health was published in the US. Fifty years after the publication, the prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults has declined dramatically but more than 42 million Americans still smoke. In 2014, the current Acting U.S. Surgeon General released his report on 50 years of progress utilising the best available evidence to expand our understanding of the health consequences of smoking and involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
Besides and impressive amount of scientifical evidence on the adverse effects of tobacco exposition included in the 2014 report, you can find here a plain language guide to explain your patients the devastating effects of tobacco and the benefits of quitting smoking.