FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2009
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius On the Senate’s Passage of the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act
Today’s vote was a victory in the fight to protect public health, and reduce the death and suffering tobacco products cause every year. This legislation is a key part of our plans to cut health care costs and reduce the number of Americans who smoke. I hope the House will act quickly and approve this legislation. Our department looks forward to implementing this critical legislation and continuing our work to reduce tobacco use.
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Last revised: May 7, 2011