Renowned tobacco researcher discusses Surgeon General’s new report on smoking

Release Date: January 16, 2014

Head shot of Gary Giovino, epidemiologist.

Gary Giovino, PhD

BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the world’s leading tobacco surveillance researchers, Gary Giovino, PhD, a University at Buffalo epidemiologist, is an invited guest for the release of the 50th anniversary Surgeon General's report on smoking and health to take place in The White House, South Court Auditorium, on Friday, Jan. 17, at 9:30 a.m. EST.  The event will be live streamed at

Giovino who has built his career on public health awareness of the dangers of smoking will be available for interview questions and comments.

In advance of the event, Giovino said, “This update of the science adds to the evidence base about the dangers of tobacco use and the benefits of quitting.  While substantial progress has been made in reducing tobacco use, much more would have been made had not the tobacco industry targeted kids, misled the American public and influenced the political process.”

Giovino’s recent op-ed in the Buffalo News, “Let’s redouble efforts to eliminate smoking” is available at:

To interview Giovino, contact Sara R. Saldi by email,, or phone, 716-645-4593.

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