The Surgeon General of the United States has been the nation's leading spokesperson on matters of public health since 1871.
Beginning in 1962, at the request of President John F. Kennedy, the Surgeon General's office took on the task of reviewing literature on smoking and health and began issuing periodic reports. The first report was published in 1964.
For more information on the Surgeon General Reports related to tobacco use, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
To access all Surgeon General Reports, please visit the National Library of Medicine
website and click on the full list of reports link.