17th Surgeon General, Dr Richard Carmona joins Healthline
Last year as Surgeon General he also produced the very important report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke. This report provided authoritative evidence summaries to help support the wave of smoke-free air legislation sweeping both the United States and the rest of the world.
I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr Carmona while he was the Surgeon General when he gave the keynote speech and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree (in recognition of his leadership in advancing the nation's public health and preparedness) at the 2004 graduation ceremony of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Despite his extremely busy schedule, Dr Carmona took the time to record a special video message for attendees at a tobacco conference we were holding at the university a few days later:
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