Coalition Urges Increased Funding for CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health
On November 17th, ASAM joined a letter, spearheaded by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) and addressed to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and House Committees on Appropriations, urging the committees to fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health (OSH) at $261.5 million, as was delineated in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committees’ Chairman’s mark from July 2022. Over 31 million people in the U.S. continue to smoke cigarettes, and OSH plays a vital role in the reduction of tobacco use. Additional resources will allow OSH to address rising rates of youth e-cigarette use.
Read the letter here.