The International Tobacco control stamp exhibit features highlights of prominent 1964 television, newspaper and magazine coverage of the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health released on January 11.
In addition to the new coverage the installation includes anti-smoking postage stamps from around the world, collected by, a pulmonary disease physician in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Lutschg donated the comprehensive collection to the University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society’s Director, Alan Blum, MD, curated of the exhibit. Dr. Blum is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Behavior at RPCI.
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“Roswell Park is proud to have joined with other health organizations in the campaign to encourage the U.S. Postal Service to adopt a commemorative stamp recognizing the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report,” said Donald L. Trump, MD, President and CEO of RPCI. “We strongly support this effort to give postal customers a tool for spreading tobacco prevention awareness.”
Support for a stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health can be sent to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee on Stamp Development, U.S. Postal Service, 1735 North Lynn Street, Suite 5013, Arlington, VA 22209-6432.
Honoring Dr. Luther Terry, the ninth Surgeon General of the United States from 1961 to 1965, who is best known for his warnings against the dangers of and the impact of tobacco use on health.
“The 1964 report was historic in that it really changed people’s views about smoking and health and helped to lead changes in smoking behavior and reductions in diseases caused by tobacco use,” said K. Michael Cummings, PhD, Chair of the Department of Health Behavior at RPCI. “More than 60 million Americans have stopped smoking since the report was presented by Dr. Luther Terry in 1964. A stamp commemorating this monumental report will be an important symbol to remind us all to help prevent the next generation from the needless suffering caused by tobacco use.”
“The United States has issued stamps urging support for breast cancer research, prostate cancer screening, sickle cell awareness and the fight against alcoholism,” noted Dr. Blum. “Yet we are not among the 65 countries that have issued a stamp against smoking, which remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease.”
At the annual meeting in June, the American Medical Association passed a resolution, endorsed by dozens of other medical organizations, calling for such a stamp.
Support for a stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health can be sent to:
The Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee on Stamp Development,
U.S. Postal Service, 1735 North Lynn Street, Suite 5013,
Arlington, VA 22209-6432.