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Tax on junk food can help pay the costs of diet-related diseases

...foods and instead to increase their consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It is time to put a surgeon general's warning on junk foods. It's time to come to grips with the fact that we have allowed the junk-food industry...
Teenagers against Hollywood stars pushing tobacco

...industry? It is almost as if it is the tobacco industry's last "free" advertising venue. They don't flash the surgeon general's warnings across the screen. The law states that tobacco companies aren't allowed to pay the movie industry...
This Day in History

...In 1995, in his weekly radio address, President Clinton blamed the failed nomination of Dr. Henry Foster to be surgeon general on right-wing extremists who, he said, would "stop at nothing" to outlaw abortion. The New Jersey Devils won...
Squirming at common sense

...Sacramento (Calif.) Bee: It's remarkable how a little frank talk about sex can make a lot of people squirm. Surgeon General David Satcher released his long-awaited "Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior...
Assembly introduces tax hike for tobacco

...percent tax would bring in an additional $250,000 to $290,000, according to the city. "Based on a 2000 U.S. Surgeon General's report, it is likely this increase in the tobacco excise tax will result in a reduction in tobacco product consumption...
My Turn: Clean indoor air is a right of all people

...professional economic and environmental impact evaluators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Surgeon General, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the...
Lunch at JDHS: hip vs. healthy

...rise, with a 15 percent increase in the number of overweight Americans since a similar study was done in 1994. The surgeon general long has acknowledged that fat teenagers have a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of becoming fat adults. One of the...
Frito pie is part of a bigger picture

...monetary cost of obesity-related illness in the United States was about $117 billion, according to the U.S. surgeon general. For adults, "overweight" is defined as a body mass index of 25 or higher. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30...
In the Stacks

...on top of the world; he's got a wife, a career, a hero's reputation, and now, a nomination to the post of Surgeon General of the United States. When a weekend of infidelity ends in pregnancy, he slips his lover a RU-486 pill and considers...
Column: New program benefits school PE classes, but is it enough?

...2010 may be "Why Johnny Can't Bend Over to Tie His Shoes." In a report released earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher said an estimated 61 percent of U.S. adults were overweight, along with 13 percent of children and...


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