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American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association endorse suite of policies to reduce kids’ consumption of sugary drinks
In a joint policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) endorsed a suite of public health measures—including excise taxes, limits on marketing to children, and financial incentives for purchasing healthier beverages—designed to reduce kids’ consumption of sugary drinks.
Earlier today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance that seeks to limit youth access to some flavored e-cigarettes and cigars. This announcement comes the same day the American Heart Association released a Presidential Advisory that outlines policy recommendations for reaching the “tobacco endgame.”
A policy statement published today describes the actions that governments, the public health community and health care providers must take to achieve the “tobacco endgame” of ending all tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the U.S.
President’s Budget Once Again Shows Complete Disregard for the Importance of Medical Research and Prevention
The American Heart Association issued the following statement today from the organization’s president, Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., FAHA, in response to the Trump Administration’s FY 2020 Budget Proposal.
In a major victory for the nation’s health and the fight against tobacco, a federal court on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule mandating graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising by March 15, 2020.