conference call TODAY on youth & tobacco

Just a few moments ago, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, released a comprehensive report that provides the first update on youth and tobacco since the initial report on this topic in 1994.

I have attached supporting materials along with the executive summary. Please share with any interested parties.

If you are interested in learning more and you missed the webcast that just took place there will be a follow up call at 3pm EST today. The call details are below along with explanation of the supporting documents that are attached, as well as notes from HHS.


A post-release conference call will provide a detailed overview of the major conclusions of the Surgeon General’s Report.

Date:           Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time:           3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EST)

Call-in:                888-790-3562

Passcode:       8273294 


  • A “Swiss Cheese” press release to help you frame the release of the report for your state and community constituents.
  • A set of Key Messages that support the major conclusions of the report.
  • A Fact Sheet that supports the major conclusions of the report.
  • The 22-page Executive Summary that summarizes the evidence reported in the 900+ page Surgeon General’s report. This document provides the five major conclusions as well as each of the chapter conclusions from the full report.


The full report will be available on the Surgeon General’s Web site ( and the following additional Web materials will be available on OSH’s Web site (


On March 8, the following products also will be accessible via OSH’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Web site. We’ll send a subsequent E-mail providing links to the following items.

  • A feature article that provides an overview of the report
  • A Web page on OSH’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Web site that summarizes key information from the feature article and provides links to the full report, the executive summary, the consumer guide, and related resources and social media tools that include the following:
  • An eCard that shares an important message from the report about how quickly smoking harms health
  • A public service announcement featuring Dr. Benjamin that can be viewed on CDC YouTube
  • Information about a video contest inviting youth ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-25 to submit original videos that feature one or more key findings from the report
  • A CDC Everyday Health widget that links to information on OSH’s Web site
  • A button to include on your Web site that links to information on OSH’s Web site
  • Information about subscribing to RSS feed to receive updates of new and recently changed content from CDC’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Web site on your browser or desktop
  • Announcements on Facebook and Twitter that share information about the 2012 Surgeon General’s report and products and resources related to this report
  • Postings on GovLoop encouraging readers to visit the online feature article and OSH’s Web site
  • Information about how to subscribe to CDC’s Text Message service to receive regular text messages on a variety of health topics, including a message based on the 2012 Surgeon General’s report.

We hope these products and tools will assist your tobacco use prevention and cessation efforts, particularly as they relate to youth and young adults.


CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

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