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    50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking

    Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released a new report on the health consequences of smoking as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and senior White House officials…

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    Dr. Oz on Personal and Governmental Responsibility

    Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke about the balance between personal and state responsibility for health. He urged governors to make health a top priority in their states, warning against…

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    Anti-Tobacco Advertising Campaign

    Public health officials talked about a new federal government ad campaign against tobacco usage. Former smokers told stories in graphic detail about lost limbs and lungs and multiple…

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    New Cigarette Package Warning Labels

    Tom Glynn talked by telephone about new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning labels on cigarette packages. The labels feature graphic pictures that the FDA hopes will reduce the…

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    New Cigarette Package Warning Labels

    Audrey Silk talked by telephone about the new packaging policy of graphic pictures on cigarette warning labels and the harassment for smokers because of the labels. She also responded…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to reporters about new cigarette package warning labels.
    Jay Carney…

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    U.S. Surgeon General Report

    Surgeon General Benjamin spoke to reporters and answered questions about a report on tobacco use. The study found that as little as one puff from a cigarette can have adverse effects…

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    Tobacco Use Prevention

    Secretary Sebelius talked about new tobacco-use prevention efforts. Other speakers included Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Howard Koh and the Commissioner of the Food…

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    Book Discussion on Merchants of Doubt

    Erik Conway talked about the book he wrote with Naomi Orestes, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Bloomsbury…

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    Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Signing

    President Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The Act gives the U.S. government broad regulatory power over cigarettes and other tobacco…

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    New Regulations on Tobacco

    Susan Heavey talked about the passage of new tobacco legislation by the Senate during the week that grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over regulating tobacco. She…

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    Tobacco Regulation Bill

    Drew Armstrong talked about the status of Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. He talked about the background of the legislation and compared the House and Senate bills.

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    Financial Impact of Substance Abuse

    Joseph Califano talked about the impact of substance abuse on local, state, and federal budgets. The total cost of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use cost all levels of government…

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    Book Discussion on Doubt Is Their Product

    David Michaels talked about his book Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health, published by the Oxford University Press. The former…

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    Report on Drug Use by Young People

    John Walters talked about a study on drug use by young people entitled "Monitoring the Future". He spoke about the rise in abuse of pharmaceutical medication and the decreased use of most…

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    House Speaker News Conference

    Speaker Pelosi talked about bills that were debated in the House of Representatives. She spoke unfavorably about President Bush vetoing the State Children’s Health Insurance…

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    Cigarette Tar and Nicotine Ratings

    Witnesses testified about the Food and Drug Administration’s tar and nicotine rating system on cigarettes, claims made by tobacco companies based on the rating system, the accuracy of…

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    Tobacco Issues

    Jeffrey Wigand was interviewed by remote connection about the legal practices of the tobacco industry and his own experience as Vice President of Research and Development at Brown and…

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    Book Discussion on The Cigarette Century

    Allan Brandt talked about his book, The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America, published by Basic Books. He described the life…

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    Tobacco Products Regulation

    Witnesses testified about legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products in order to keep tobacco manufacturers from enticing people…

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