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WASHINGTON (May 05, 2016) -
A statement from American College of Cardiology President-Elect Mary Norine Walsh, M.D., FACC, on the tobacco deeming rule released by the Food and Drug Administration:
"Marketing tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes, to children would slow the progress we've made in reducing heart disease brought about by the decline of smoking in the U.S.," said American College of Cardiology President-Elect Mary Norine Walsh, M.D., FACC. "The FDA's decision to restrict the availability, marketing, and sale of all tobacco products is a significant step forward."
The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.