2004 Surgeon General’s Report

The Health Consequences of Smoking

The Health Consequences of Smoking: What It Means to You

A short, easy-to-read booklet that details how smoking affects the body.

Read highlights from the 2004 Surgeon General’s Report (in English and en Español) on the Health Consequences of Smoking. Learn more about the ways that smoking can harm the body, including its impact on non-smokers, and ways it can increase smokers’ risk for cancer, heart disease and stroke, poor respiratory health, and many other negative health effects.

28 Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking and Health, 1964–2004

This video presents a news segment about individuals with a family member whose cigarette smoking led to a cancer diagnosis.

Within 20 Minutes of Quitting

The Benefits of Quitting

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