Acting Surgeon General Announces National Initiatives to Protect Children by Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

Friday, September 14, 2007 General News J E 4
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 The following was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Acting Surgeon General will also release Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure, an excerpt from the 2006 Surgeon General's Report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, and a new bilingual toolkit developed by the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support efforts by Hispanic/Latino parents and community leaders.

WHO: Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D. M.P.H., Acting U.S Surgeon General Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D., F.A.A.P., President, American Academy of Pediatrics Daniel Schneider, J.D., Acting Assistant Secretary, HHS Administration for Children and Families Elizabeth Cotsworth, Director, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Environmental Protection Agency WHAT: Acting Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu will join together with the American Academy of Pediatrics to announce a new partnership to protect the nation's children from secondhand smoke. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Administration for Children and Families will also highlight their joint initiative to reduce children's secondhand smoke exposure among the hundreds of thousands of children who participate in the national Head Start program. WHEN: 10:00 a.m. (ET) on September 18, 2007 **Note: Media should arrive by 9:30 a.m. To confirm attendance, please RSVP at by September 17th. WHERE: Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center 1719 13th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20009 CONTACT: HHS Office of Public Health and Science (202) 690-7694

SOURCE U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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