Ending the Tobacco Epidemic

(August 27, 2012)

Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary of Health, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, were published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association giving their commentary on recent progress made towards a society free from tobacco-related disease and disability.

The article follows the recently published HHS strategic action plan progress report outlining measurable successes, accomplishments and strategies over the last three years to help tobacco users quit and prevent children from starting to use tobacco products.

Read the AMA Journal article (subscription required).

The full report “Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: Progress Toward a Healthier Nation” can be downloaded as a pdf.