Do you know what is responsible for...
- making public housing smoke-free,
- keeping tobacco products out of children’s hands,
- ensuring children are served healthy foods in schools,
- providing families with the nutritional information they need when making choices at the grocery store,
- or helping heart attack or stroke survivors participate in a rehabilitation program to reduce their risk for another event?
Public health regulations like these play an important role in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that will make it much harder – if not impossible – to develop new regulations, even if the regulations are designed to protect the public’s health and safety. This could have a negative impact on tobacco control, nutrition standards, food labeling, access to care for patients with CVD and stroke, and other critical public health regulations. Simply put, the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) will make it significantly more difficult to introduce and implement vital health and safety protections affecting all aspects of our daily lives.