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AAFP Statement: Family Physicians Continue to Support Tobacco Legislation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Rick Kellerman, M.D.
American Academy of Family Physicians
“Contrary to testimony given by Alan Blum, M.D., before the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) did not withdraw support of the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act” (S. 625/H.R. 1008), which would give the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. The AAFP feels this legislation represents a step forward in protecting the American public, especially children, from the harm caused by tobacco products.”
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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
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