"Remarks [at the] Award Ceremony, Prix Griffuel, Association pour la Recherche sur la Cancer, Paris, France" [Reminiscence]
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Koop, C. Everett
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Tobacco, Second-Hand Smoke, and the Campaign for a Smoke-Free America
Remarks [at the] Award Ceremony, Prix Griffuel, Association pour la Recherche sur la Cancer, Paris, France (November 6, 1989)
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 1989 Nov 6
Lecture Vol. 3. Tab A (Pst. SG yrs.) cover
C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD
Association Pour La Recherche sul la Cancer
November 6, 1989
Late in 1989, I was invited to Paris to receive an award, the Griffuel Prize from the
Association for Research on Cancer. After receiving the prize I made some appropriate remarks, but in the midst of them, laid
out my plans for the afternoon. I would tell the audience of the history of our efforts against smoking in the last few years,
tell them the present situation, then review what government can do as well as what it does wrong, and finally, closed with
some international implications of smoking.
In essence, this is my first smoking address after leaving government. And in a way, I was staking out a claim for what we
knew and what the state of the art was at the time for informing the public of the health effects of tobacco, as well as fighting
the tobacco industry at the same time.
Nothing I have written near this time is more complete in its coverage of the tobacco problem.