The Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service issues a report stating that cigarette smoking is an important health hazard in the United States. In addition, the report present by Luther L. Terry, M.D., Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service also reported that action is required to reduce smoking’s harmful effects.
View this special news report that aired on the day the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was released to the public in 1964.
Smoking, including cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoking, is thought to be responsible for 80% of all lung cancer diagnoses. And while heavy smokers are at the highest risk, any amount of smoking is the wrong amount. Learn more about how you can quit with these resources.
However, experts have estimated that 23% of lung cancer deaths worldwide are caused by indoor and outdoor air pollution. In addition, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.