On This Day…

Surgeon General’s Warning on Smoking

January 11, 1964

“Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States” is published by the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health warning of the health issues of tobacco smoking. Although not the first government report on the health effects of smoking, it is considered one of the most influential resulting in laws such as health warnings on cigarette packages.