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ATS Opposes Cuts in CDC Tobacco Control Program

July 2016

This week, the ATS joined more than 40 sister medical and public health organizations in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee expressing concerns over drastic cuts to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).  OSH leads federal efforts to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco by funding activities that help to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and help adult tobacco users to quit. For example, OSH funds the highly successful national media campaign, Tips from Former Smokers.

The House bill cuts $110 million from the OSH program which currently is funded at $210 million.

The letter notes the successful efforts OSH has lead in combatting both tobacco use and urges the House, at a minimum, to restore OSH funding to $210 million.

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