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Change Has Begun: Federal Tobacco Tax Increase

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After years of letter writing, e-mail sending, and legislative office visits, yesterday, without much hand-wringing or fanfare, the federal tobacco tax was increased by 62 cents per pack!

This is great news - as we know when tobacco tax increases:

* adults quit smoking
* children don’t start
* millions of lives will be saved due to a reduction in smoking related deaths.

Pay attention Busy Women! Smoking is the fast track to heart disease. Take advantage of Heart Month to make a change in your health.

This new legislation is a testament to the work of many grassroots advocates. Great work! It’s nice to win one! If you are not a member of the You’re the Cure Network — you should be. Join today!

Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.

Check out Eliz’s new book: The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart!

As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.

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Wow, you were one fat liberal.

March 24, 2009 - 1:53pm
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