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Topic - Nancy Elizabeth Brown
"The paltry amount of money that states spend on tobacco prevention and cessation programs is extremely disappointing," said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. "If the funds were used as intended to discourage children from smoking and help current smokers quit, we would see the real impact of tobacco use prevention on health care costs. These programs work and it's time for states to put more skin in the game."
In a statement, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said the report shows some successes but also continued disparities.