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January 22, 2014

FDA Commissioner -50th Anniversary of S G Report on Smoking

As this year’s report reminds us, we must more rapidly reduce the impact of tobacco use. If smoking persists at the current rate among young adults in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans under 18 are projected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. Some of the highest smoking prevalence rates are now among persons of lower socioeconomic status, including racial and ethnic minority groups and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

via Press Announcements > FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg’s Statement on the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.

Let’s ALL work together instead of at odds to bring vaping as a viable and affordable alternative to this very population outlined in the press release.

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