Statement: Introduction of the Healthy and Smokefree Children Act

Statement by Matthew Myers, Executive Vice President and General Counsel,CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS

Nov. 7 1997

Washington, DC - The CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS applauds today’s introduction of the Healthy and Smokefree Children Act by Senators Kennedy, Lautenberg and Durbin. We welcome the introduction of this bill. It moves us an important step closer to the enactment of legislation that will reduce youth tobacco use, save lives, and end our nation’s tobacco epidemic. We thank these three members for their introduction of this bill and their longstanding commitment to protect children from tobacco. The CAMPAIGN is committed to working with the entire Congress to develop bipartisan legislation that will have widespread support in the public health community. A comprehensive, well-funded and sustainable tobacco control policy is essential to truly protect the lives of America’s kids.

 

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