Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman of the Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, on the Ohio Appellate Court Ruling on Tobacco Funds

Thursday, January 7, 2010 Alcohol & Drug Abuse News J E 4

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman of The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth said that the Commission will continue to support the efforts of Legacy(SM) to preserve tobacco funds in Ohio.  "We plan to file an amicus brief in support of Legacy's efforts to reinstate the trial courts injunction requiring that the funds be spent for tobacco control."

The Citizens Commission to Protect the Truth, a group composed of every former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and Health and Human Services with the exception of Michael Leavitt; every former U.S. Surgeon General; and every former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was formed to shine a spotlight on the continued need to fund truth(R), the only independent national youth counter marketing campaign with demonstrated results in keeping children and teens from smoking.  For more information on the Commission, visit its Web site,

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Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

SOURCE Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth



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