Taking what is preventable out of society

March 1, 2004

Later this year, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona will release a report, "The Health Consequences of Smoking," and a new database of medical research, treatment and smoking prevention information. This year's report will come 40 years after Americans first learned there were significant consequences of smoking, thanks to the efforts of then-Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, who was appointed during the Kennedy administration.