New U.S. Surgeon General’s Report concludes that even occasional exposure to tobacco smoke is harmful and damage is immediate
The U.S. Surgeon General issued her new Report on tobacco smoke, which concludes that even occasional exposure to tobacco smoke is harmful and damage is immediate. Key recommendations in the report:
- “No one should have to breathe secondhand smoke at work or in public places, and parents should ensure that homes, cars and other places frequented by children are smoke-free.” “Federal, state and local policymakers need to to step up their efforts to implement proven measures that reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- States must increase tobacco taxes, enact smoke-free workplace laws and fully fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs at CDC-recommended level.
Click here to go to GASP’s webpage to learn more about the Surgeon General’s Report and its findings, conclusions and recommendations.