Posted by: audreybenenati | March 23, 2010

Health Reform Bill Makes Vital Investments in Disease Prevention

March 21, 2010

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Washington, D.C. – The health care reform bill approved by the House of Representatives tonight makes necessary investments in proven measures to prevent costly diseases, which will improve health and reduce health care costs. These include measures to prevent and reduce tobacco use, which is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people and costing the nation $96 billion in health care expenditures annually.

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