A Pound of Cure for Sick System

December 11, 2009
by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Huffington Post

More than a quarter of health expenditures are related to obesity, a significant contributor to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other coronary diseases, according to the Trust for America's Health, a nonpartisan research organization. More than half of all cancers can be prevented - not just detected early or treated - by changes in tobacco use, diet and exercise.

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