Important Tobacco Control Announcement Expected From HHS
Monday, November 8, 2010
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Some of you may be aware that HHS will announce the government’s new tobacco prevention and cessation efforts this week. We anticipate that quitlines will be a component of the HHS efforts. NAQC will attend the HHS announcement and will provide more information via email on Wednesday. Here’s what we know to date:
On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Secretary Sebelius and other leaders at HHS will announce the government’s new tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.
Reducing the nation’s tobacco use rate – and preventing people from starting in the first place – is a top public health priority for the Administration. Comprehensive and sustained tobacco control efforts are necessary to effectively eliminate this epidemic. The following HHS officials will unveil the Administration’s actions to achieve this goal on Wednesday November 10th at 10 a.m.:
Kathleen Sebelius, HHS Secretary
Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health
Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner
NAQC looks forward to sharing highlights fromthe government’s plan with you later this week!
Linda A. Bailey
President & CEO