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AMA Adopts New Public Health Policies at Annual Meeting
Date:6/17/2008

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"Research shows that the earlier a person begins smoking the more likely he or she will become addicted to tobacco products and will continue to smoke throughout his or her lifetime," said AMA Board Member William Dolan, M.D. "We all know the dangers of smoking and by prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products targeted toward children, we may be able to keep the younger generation tobacco free."

BANNING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND/OR BYPRODUCTS IN RETAIL OUTLETS HOUSING STORE-BASED HEALTH CLINICS: Store-based clinics are located in pharmacy and large retail chain stores, very often these facilities also sell tobacco products. Because the use of tobacco products leads to health problems, many believe the sale of these products in a facility that provides health care is counterproductive. Today the AMA voted to support efforts to ban the sale of tobacco products and/or byproducts in retail outlets housing store-based health clinics.

"It's ridiculous for stores that house health clinics to sell tobacco products," said AMA Board Member William Dolan, M.D. "To keep the objective of getting and keeping patients healthy, the sale of tobacco products must be banned from any health care facility."

PERSONAL MEDICATION SUPPLY IN TIMES OF DISASTER: Earthquakes, hurricanes and floods have headlined recent news reports. This new policy supports allowing all patients with chronic medical conditions to maintain an emergency reserve of prescription medications. It also encourages patients to carry a list of current medications and the prescribing physician's contact information with them to ensure continuity of care in the event of a disaster or other emergency.

"There are more than 125 million Americans living with chronic illnesses who rely on medication," said AMA Board Member Steven Stack, M.D. "Disasters can happen at any time, and ensuring that patients with chronic conditions have access to needed medications may h
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