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Congress Can Deliver Historic Victory for Children and America's Health By Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products
Date:3/3/2009

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

Our public health organizations strongly support the bipartisan legislation introduced today to provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with effective authority to regulate tobacco products. There are few steps Congress can take that will make a bigger difference for America's health than to finally regulate tobacco products, the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Enactment of this legislation this year will be a truly historic accomplishment that will end the special protection the tobacco industry has enjoyed for too long and protect our children and the nation's health instead. We applaud House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Representative Todd Platts (R-PA) for their leadership in introducing this very strong bill.

Each year in the United States, tobacco-related diseases kill more than 400,000 people and cost the nation $96 billion in health care bills. So reducing tobacco use is critical to preventing disease, improving health and reducing health care costs in our country. The legislation introduced today will help achieve these goals by reducing the many devastating and costly diseases caused by tobacco use, which include cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and others that harm virtually every organ in the human body.

Unbelievably, despite the harm they cause, tobacco products are exempt from basic health regulations that apply to other products, such as food, drugs, cosmetics and even dog food. The tobacco companies take advantage of this lack of regulation to market their deadly and addictive products to children, deceive consumers about the harm their products cause, make
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