Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

Last Reviewed: January 2020

This Surgeon General’s report updates and expands on the 1990 report, using new evidence on smoking cessation. It summarizes updated knowledge and reviews: 

  • Patterns and trends in quitting smoking
  • Biologic processes 
  • Health and economic benefits of stopping smoking
  • Interventions  
  • Strategies to help people stop smoking 

This updated report offers new opportunities and challenges to understand and promote smoking cessation in the United States.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Surgeon General. (2020). Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General. Retrieved from [PDF - 10.3 MB]