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Smoking Cessation:
A Report of the Surgeon General
Just Released

In 1990, the Surgeon General issued a report on The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation. This 2020 report is the first Surgeon General’s report since then to focus solely on quitting smoking.

This new report:

  • Discusses patterns of adult smoking and smoking cessation in the U.S.
  • Updates findings on the biology of addiction and smoking cessation
  • Reviews the immediate- and long-term health benefits of smoking cessation
  • Examines treatments and tools proven to help adults quit smoking
  • Highlights population-based strategies that encourage and support cessation in the U.S.