In this interview Koop reflected on his most sustained campaign as U.S. Surgeon General, his campaign against smoking, and
particularly his emphasis on the health costs of smoking to non-smokers. He also warned against the dangers of using smokeless
tobacco. Koop praised efforts by local jurisdictions to ban smoking in public places and facilities as well as the sale of
cigarettes to minors through vending machines.
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Periodical: SerVaas, Cory. "The Surgeon General Is Determined." Saturday Evening Post, (April 1985): 52-53, 108. Article. Interview.
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Reproduced with permission of the Saturday Evening Post.