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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Remarks [at the] Award Ceremony, Prix Griffuel, Association pour la Recherche sur la Cancer, Paris, France pdf (447,147 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Remarks [at the] Award Ceremony, Prix Griffuel, Association pour la Recherche sur la Cancer, Paris, France
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
9 (447,147 Bytes)
Date:
1989-11-06 (November 6, 1989)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Smoking
Tobacco Industry
Exhibit Category:
Tobacco, Second-Hand Smoke, and the Campaign for a Smoke-Free America
Relation:
Metadata Record "Remarks [at the] Award Ceremony, Prix Griffuel, Association pour la Recherche sur la Cancer, Paris, France" [Reminiscence] (2003) pdf (47,995 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 11 Nov 6
Unique Identifier:
QQBDFD
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Remarks
Award Ceremony, Prix Griffuel
Association pour La Recherche sur le Cancer
C. Everett Koop
Paris
11/6/89
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[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
This afternoon I would like to tell you a little of the history of our efforts against smoking in the last few years, tell you the present situation, then review what government can do as well as what it does wrong, and close with the international implications of smoking
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[BEGIN PAGE THREE]
I am delighted to be with you today. You do me a singular honor and it is not possible to express my appreciation in a few words. Thank you so very much
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[BEGIN PAGE FOUR]
There are currently two excellent programs -- each a coop between govt and the private sector.
The first is a program between the NCI of NIH and the voluntary agencies [ . . . ] -- called comm[ . . . ] this program blankets a small city or town and the effort is one of saturation using all means possible to stop smoking.
The second is an alliance between the NCI and physicians -- teaching young docs
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[BEGIN PAGE FIVE]
to assist patients in their non-smoking effort.
We have known for years that the most likely way for a patient to stop smoking is for his doctor to look him/her in the eye and say "If you don't stop smoking, you're going to die." This programs [sic] teaches 1/4 of the physicians in the country how best to do it.
[END PAGE FIVE]
[BEGIN PAGE SIX]
I think the people of health in the European economic community have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to plan ahead. Plan not for national anti-smoking campaigns but for a continental anti smoking education campaign.
It does not matter whether we speak of a developing nation or the conglomerate industrial nations of Europe. It is not possible to achieve an economic
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[END PAGE SIX]
[BEGIN PAGE SEVEN]
superiority unless there is a health superiority.
I am always astonished -- as are other Americans -- at the number of people who smoke over here, compared to the USA. More than that I personally am amazed at the pregnant women I see smoking in Europe. Who knows the extent or the health burden placed on the next generation?
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[BEGIN PAGE EIGHT]
To pay for the health costs of the previous generation while not looking forward to the future in better health themselves.
I know you would have the support of your American colleagues in any program aimed at improving the health of Europe thru a campaign against smoking again let me express
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[BEGIN PAGE NINE]
my gratitude for the honor you afford me today.
I look forward to opportunities to serve with you in the days ahead.
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