Richard H. Carmona

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona is Vice Chairman of the "27-year-old life enhancement company" Canyon Ranch, CEO of Canyon Ranch Health, and President of Canyon Ranch Institute. Dr. Carmona is "the recipient of the first Distinguished Professorship in Public Health at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health."[1]

Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona

"Dr. Carmona has been Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch, a life-enhancement company, since October 2006. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Canyon Ranch Health division and president of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute. He is also the first Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, Dr. Carmona served as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States from August 2002 through July 2006. Previously, he was Chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System; a professor of surgery, public health, and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona; and surgeon and deputy sheriff of the Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff’s Department. Dr. Carmona served in the U.S. Army and the Army’s Special Forces. Dr. Carmona is a director of Taser International Inc. and the Clorox Company." [2]


Surgeon General of the United States 2002-2006

Carmona was sworn in as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service on August 5, 2002,[3] during the George W. Bush administration.

Carmona resigned effective July 31, 2006, "just a month after he released a comprehensive report[4][5] on the dangers of secondhand smoke."[6]

"Carmona spoke too bluntly early in his reign, telling a Congressional committee that all tobacco products should be banned. Observers said he was kept on a tight leash thereafter."[7]

Muzzled by the Bush administration

Testifying July 10, 2007, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Carmona "revealed that political appointees in the Bush administration muzzled him on key issues such as 'stem cell research, contraceptives and his misgivings about the administration’s embrace of 'abstinence-only' sex education'."[8]

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References

  1. "Surgeon General Richard Carmona & Canyon Ranch," CanyonRanch.com, October 2, 2006.
  2. Herbalife Board, organizational web page, accessed August 15, 2018.
  3. Press Release: "Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., United States Surgeon General, Commander, USPHS Commissioned Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the White House Press Secretary, August 5, 2002.
  4. "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 27, 2006.
  5. "Surgeon General: No Risk-Free Level of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke," consumeraffairs.com, June 28, 2006.
  6. "U.S. Surgeon General Quits. Richard Carmona Highlighted Dangers of Obesity, Second-Hand Smoke," consumeraffairs.com, August 1, 2006.
  7. "U.S. Surgeon General Quits. Richard Carmona Highlighted Dangers of Obesity, Second-Hand Smoke," consumeraffairs.com, August 1, 2006.
  8. Amanda Terkel, "Former Surgeon General Was Muzzled, Censored By Bush Administration," Think Progress, July 10, 2007. Includes YouTube video link.

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