The Scoop On Smoking from ACSH: what every teen should know about tobacco

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The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

The nucleus of ACSH is a board of 350 physicians, scientists and policy advisors -- experts in a wide variety of fields -- who review the Council's reports and participate in ACSH seminars, press conferences, media communications and other educational activities.

ACSH was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public.

With these goals in mind, ACSH produces a wide range of publications including "Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn't Tell You: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Health Consequences of Smoking" -- the book that this website is based on.

ACSH is a nonprofit institution exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.

The Kirby Foundation

This website was made possible through a generous grant from the Kirby Foundation.

Alison Binkowski

Alison Binkowski is a Web Developer at ACSH. She designed and developed this website. Before coming to work for ACSH, she was a Phi Beta Kappa Physics and Computer Science major at Wesleyan University, interned at the Santa Fe Institute, and taught Mathematics and Computer Science at the Taft School.

She thanks her fellow staff members and friends who gave her valuable assistance and feedback throughout the development process.

Yelena Ponirovskaya

Yelena Ponirovskaya is the art director at ACSH. She is responsible for all of the graphics on this website.

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