U.S. Surgeon General Exits With Little Fanfare

Law360, New York (August 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Known best for trying to warn the public of the dangers associated with secondhand smoke, Richard Carmona has quietly ended his run as U.S. Surgeon General after failing to be reappointed to a second term by the Bush administration.

Carmona, whose four-year appointment expired over the weekend, revealed in a letter to his fellow officers at the U.S. Public Health Service that he would be leaving his position to “return to civilian life.”

News of Carmona’s exit comes barely a month after he issued a comprehensive...
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