The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

October 21, 2013

Guest viewpoint: Hard-hitting ads effective in preventing tobacco use

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We must address tobacco use for what it really is — an addiction that each year costs thousands of Hoosiers’ lives and more than $4 billion in health care costs and lost productivity. Bringing these messages to the public is vital if we intend to save Hoosiers from the devastation of more tobacco-related death and disease. Let’s use these hard learned lessons to end the devastating and unnecessary legacy of tobacco use in Indiana.

Dr. William VanNess, of Anderson, retired as chief executive at Community Hospital Anderson before being named state health commissioner.

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