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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 1:22:30 to 1:27:25
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Phil Gingrey

1:22:26 to 1:22:46( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: unanimous consent that the statement by chairman of the energy and commerce committee, representative john dingell, be insert into the record. the speaker pro tempore: that is mr. waxman: thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from indiana. mr. buyer: iould yield now three minutes to dr. gingrey,

Phil Gingrey

1:22:30 to 1:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Phil Gingrey

1:22:47 to 1:23:08( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: the gentleman from georgia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for three minutes. mr. gingrey: mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman for yielding d i certainly want to pay tribute to chairman waxman in done over these many years, 10 at least, in regard to trying to

Phil Gingrey

1:23:09 to 1:23:29( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: help our society rid themselves of really the scourge of smoking cigarettes and many health care problems that that leads to. i don't think there's any questi in anybody's mind about that and certainlthe surgen general's warning -- surgeon general's warning, very profound, clr warning on a package of cigarettes should

Phil Gingrey

1:23:30 to 1:23:50( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: bring their attention to that every time they light up. whether we're talking about yog adults or any age group, in leading to lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as emphysema. i commend chairman waxman very much. i think his heart is in the

Phil Gingrey

1:23:51 to 1:24:11( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: right place and what he's trying to do is very credible. but i do feel that representative buyer from indiana in his substitute amendment will be presented shortly, i really feel, mr. speaker, that this is very likely a better way and so i do

Phil Gingrey

1:24:12 to 1:24:32( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: rise in strong support of the buyer amendment in the nature of substitute, despite decades of intense efforts to eradicate the practice, still more than 40 million american adults continue to smoke cigarettes. and that is likely to remain the case unfortunately for decades to come. all tobacco products are farmful

Phil Gingrey

1:24:33 to 1:24:54( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: but the health risk associated with cigarettes are significantly greater than those associated with the use of smoke-free tobacco and nicotine-only products. so gibbon these facts, an increasing number of public health efforts advocate adopting a tock tobacco harm reduction approach like that proposed in the buyer amendment that will

Phil Gingrey

1:24:55 to 1:25:15( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: lower the health risk associated with using tobacco or nicotine. a growing body of science shows that smokers who switch to smokeless tobacco products can significantly decrease their risk of tobacco-related illness and death. a world health organization study group wrote last year that

Phil Gingrey

1:25:16 to 1:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: smokeless tobacco products do not cause the lung diseases associated with the use of combusted tobacco products such as cigarettes, pipes and cigars. scientific studies show that even the risk for cancers of the mouth and the throat are higher for smokers than for those who

Phil Gingrey

1:25:38 to 1:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: use tobacco products that do not burn. year after year this body has considered tobacco regulation that fails to recognize the significant progress that can be achieved by adding this harm reduction component to tobacco control efforts. an article last year, mr.

Phil Gingrey

1:26:00 to 1:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: speaker, in the journal of health care, law and policy, correctly concluded that and this is their quote, ignoring harm reduction is simply not a viable option there is no question that it is possible to provide massively less toxic alternative products, end quote.

Phil Gingrey

1:26:21 to 1:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: a 2007 article in the -- mr. speaker, i'll ask the gentleman to yield an additional minute. mr. buyer: i yield to the gentleman from georgia an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for a minute. . gingrey: thank you. you a 2007 article in "the international journal of drug policy" noted that a pragmatic public health approach to tobacco control would recognize

Phil Gingrey

1:26:43 to 1:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: a continuum, a continuum of risk and encourage nicotine users to move themselves down the risk spectrum by choosing safer alternatives to smoking without demanding abstinence. the buyer amendment presents us with the opportunity to institute that type of pragmatic approach. it offers a stringent regime

Phil Gingrey

1:27:04 to 1:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: under which harm reduction strategies can augment and leverage continued efforts to prevent tobacco use and to encourage current smokers to quit. so as a physician who deeply cares about the health and the welfare of our citizens, i urge you, my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to adopt the amendment as our nation's best

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