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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report

by Kacie K. on Friday, May 2, 2014

Recently lawmakers, health advocates, and citizens across the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report on the dangers of smoking.  You’re The Cure advocates have contributed greatly to the tobacco control movement.  Pam Seamans, Executive Director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health and You’re the Cure NC member, spoke recently about this historic anniversary.  Medical costs have risen to $3.8 billion in NC alone due to smoking related illnesses.  Pam points out that while yes, we have made progress, we still have a long way to go. Listen to Pam’s interview: 

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/04/21/pam-seamans-with-the-nc-alliance-for-health-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-first-surgeon-generals-report-on-the-dangers-of-smoking/

Want to know how you can help?

  • Take action and tell your lawmakers that NC needs to fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
  • Join us May 27-28 for the 2014 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day.  Contact Kacie Kennedy (Kacie.kennedy@heart.org) to register. 

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Comments (2)

  • Pam - what a great interview - thank you for being an advocate extraordinaire! Everyone - please take action on our alert and plan to join us for Lobby Day - we want to see you in Raleigh.

    — Elizabeth V.

  • Nice job Pam, you are such a good spokesperson!  Lobby day is going to be great.

    — Keltcie D.

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