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Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., MPH Rallies the Troops


The American Heart Association, along with the American Cancer Society and Tobacco Free Kids, recently hosted the 2015 National Tobacco Control Conference in Washington D.C. Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak gave a captivating talk on the progress and the need to continue to work on the issue of tobacco control. His comments highlighted the first U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, which was published in 1964. Rear Admiral Lushniak stressed to attendees that  although progress has been made in a half century there is more work to do because tobacco use continues to be the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.

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