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CDC Reports Drop in Adult Smoking, But Death Toll and Health Costs Are Still Growing; Congress, States Should Implement Proven Solutions
Date:11/13/2008

are expenditures and productivity losses, up from a previous estimate of $167 billion. The new total includes $96 billion in health care costs and $96.8 billion in productivity losses. This report also found that smoking results in an astounding 5.1 million years of potential life lost in the U.S. each year.

These reports were published in the November, 14, 2008, issue of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

These new reports follow an earlier CDC report that found the smoking rate among high school students -- 20 percent in 2007 -- has not declined significantly since 2003, following a 40 percent decline between 1997 and 2003.

The lack of greater progress in reducing smoking is troubling and inexcusable given the overwhelming scientific evidence of what works to reduce tobacco use. We know how to win the fight against tobacco use. But we will not win it -- and our progress could even reverse -- without the political leadership to implement proven solutions at all levels of government. Recent landmark reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the President's Cancer Panel agreed on the proven, science-based measures that Congress and the states must take:

-- At the federal level, Congress should enact the long-overdue legislation

granting the FDA authority over tobacco products. The U.S. House of

Representatives on July 30 voted 326 to 102 to approve this legislation,

and it currently has 60 sponsors in the Senate, including

President-elect Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. This

legislation presents the incoming Administration and Congress with the

opportunity for an early, bipartisan victory that would significantly

improve the nation's health. Among other things, this legislation

would crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids; require larger,

more effective health warnings on tobacco p
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