Tobacco regulation a step toward better health

May 6, 2007
by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
The Star-Ledger

A poll we released earlier this month together with the Trust for America's Health found that more than three-quarters of Americans support increasing
funding for prevention programs. In fact, prevention was rated higher than all
other health care proposals, including providing tax credits to small businesses
and prohibiting health insurers from denying coverage based on health status.
While 77 percent of Americans believe that prevention will save money, an
overwhelming majority strongly support prevention regardless of its impact on
costs, because they believe it will save lives and prevent disease.

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