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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report

 

Recently lawmakers, health advocates, and citizens across the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report on the dangers of smoking.  You’re The Cure advocates have contributed greatly to the tobacco control movement.  Pam Seamans, Executive Director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health and You’re the Cure NC member, spoke recently about this historic anniversary.  Medical costs have risen to $3.8 billion in NC alone due to smoking related illnesses.  Pam points out that while yes, we have made progress, we still have a long way to go. Listen to Pam’s interview: 

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/04/21/pam-seamans-with-the-nc-alliance-for-health-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-first-surgeon-generals-report-on-the-dangers-of-smoking/

Want to know how you can help?

  • Take action and tell your lawmakers that NC needs to fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
  • Join us May 27-28 for the 2014 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day.  Contact Kacie Kennedy (Kacie.kennedy@heart.org) to register. 
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