WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
WHO: Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D. M.P.H., Acting U.S Surgeon General
Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D., F.A.A.P., President, American
Academy of Pediatrics
Daniel Schneider, J.D., Acting Assistant Secretary, HHS
Administration for Children and Families
Elizabeth Cotsworth, Director, Office of Radiation and Indoor
Air, Environmental Protection Agency
WHAT: Acting Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu will join together
with the American Academy of Pediatrics to announce a new
partnership to protect the nation's children from secondhand
smoke. The Environmental Protection Agency and the
Administration for Children and Families will also highlight
their joint initiative to reduce children's secondhand smoke
exposure among the hundreds of thousands of children who
participate in the national Head Start program.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. (ET) on September 18, 2007 **Note: Media should
arrive by 9:30 a.m.
To confirm attendance, please RSVP at
http://www.sgsecondhandsmokereport.org by September 17th.
WHERE: Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center
1719 13th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
CONTACT: HHS Office of Public Health and Science
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Acting Surgeon General will also release Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure, an excerpt from the 2006 Surgeon General's Report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, and a new bilingual toolkit developed by the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support efforts by Hispanic/Latino parents and community leaders.
|SOURCE U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
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