We want to de-normalize tobacco. Here is some of the news coverage we have received since 2003
2011 Advance for Nurses article Nurses Against Big Tobacco
2004 American Journal of Nursing - Nightingales vs. Big Tobacco: Nurses confront the nation’s greatest public health threat.
It is 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking.
Read the 2014 Surgeon General’s report.
Highlights from this year’s report:
- Since the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health was published 50 years ago, more than 20 million Americans have died because of smoking.
- If current rates continue, 5.6 million Americans younger than 18 years of age who are alive today are projected to die prematurely from smoking-related disease.
- Most of the 20 million smoking-related deaths since 1964 have been adults with a history of smoking; however, 2.5 million of those deaths have been among nonsmokers who died from diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.
- More than 100,000 babies have died in the last 50 years from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, complications from prematurity, complications from low birth weight, and other pregnancy problems resulting from parental smoking.
- The tobacco epidemic was initiated and has been sustained by the tobacco industry, which deliberately misled the public about the risks of smoking cigarettes