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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General, 2014

Last Reviewed: 2014

This report is meant to speed up and sustain strategies that work to get rid of tobacco smoking. Strategies that support the goal of ending tobacco smoking include:

  • Hard-hitting advertising campaigns
  • Smoke-free air policies 
  • Taxes on tobacco products set at the most effective levels
  • Accessible treatment to help people stop using tobacco
  • Far-reaching and fully funded statewide tobacco control programs
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General. (2014). The consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK179276/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK179276.pdf