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Senate Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 0:47:45 to 0:56:45
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Richard Burr

0:47:42 to 0:48:02( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: snoose and we would lock smokers intohe categories that are currently on the market. all because of an arbitrary somebody was too lazy to change the bill. think about that. that we would that sweden found over 25 years had been an

Richard Burr

0:47:45 to 0:56:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

0:48:03 to 0:48:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: f of cigarettes and move towards other products to the degree -- to the degree that in sweden they had a dec lung cancer. they had no detectable increase in oral cancer. they had an cardiovascular

Richard Burr

0:48:25 to 0:48:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the sweden developing world. why i because the authors of suggest that new innovation can happen. and i would tell you that there are three thresholds that one has to meet for new products to i won't talk about the first two.

Richard Burr

0:48:46 to 0:49:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i'll focus on the third one. the third one is this: that to have a product approved to be placed on the market, a company ha user is no more likely to use th is available.

Richard Burr

0:49:08 to 0:49:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: and then it goes on to say in great congressional form that unless you've got an application that's been approved engage the public on a pro that hasn't been improved. so how does one do a clinical

Richard Burr

0:49:29 to 0:49:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: study that no american is more likely to wasn't on the marketplace if, in fact, you can't talk to them about the product until it's approved. it's a catch-22 mr. president, the authors of

Richard Burr

0:49:50 to 0:50:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: this bill knew exactly what they were doing. let me say it again. the authors of thi exactly what they wer doing. what's since i was out here for five hours public health experts the country are beginning to read the bill, and they're

Richard Burr

0:50:12 to 0:50:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: beginning to go, oh, my gosh, do not pass, this this is a huge mistake. as a matter of fact, i'll get into it in i've got plenty of time that i'm going to spend on it. but understand mr. president, there are only three reasons that we would consider new additional

Richard Burr

0:50:37 to 0:51:00( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: regulation: to reduce the rate of disease and death, and reduce the prevalence of youth to access of tobacco products and specifically smoking. now, i know the president heard me say this last week this is my chart of 50 states and in 1998, the tobacco

Richard Burr

0:51:01 to 0:51:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: industry states called the master settlement agreement, m.s.a. and in that agreement, they committed $280 billion to defray the costs of health care for the medicaid costs -- and also provided money to make sure they could have programs,

Richard Burr

0:51:22 to 0:51:47( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: cessation programs to get people to quit smoking and to make sure that youth access prevalence went down. so these are the c.d.c. levels for last year. and i might say that the c.d.c. makes a recommendation to every state at the beginning of the year as to how

Richard Burr

0:51:48 to 0:52:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: spend on programs that encourage youth not to smoke i'm just going to pull randomly a few states. connecticut -- of the c.d.c. recommendation, connecticut connecticut spent c.d.c. recommended 21% of the youth in connecticut

Richard Burr

0:52:12 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: ha 23.2% of the youth in connecticut have a prevalence of marijuana usage. the president's own state, illinois, of the c.d.c. recommendation of what illinois

Richard Burr

0:52:38 to 0:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: illinois spends there are 19.9% of the youth that have a prevalence to smoke. there are 20.3% that have a prevalence of marijuana use. in missouri, of the c.d.c. recommendation on how much should prevalence of youth smoking,

Richard Burr

0:52:59 to 0:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: missouri spent 3.7%. 23% of the youth have a prevalence of smoking. 19%, a prevalence of marijuana usage. i can see that the president gets where i'm going. we've constantly since 1998, with the money provided by the tobacco industry to

Richard Burr

0:53:23 to 0:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: chosen to build sidewalks over promoting programs to reduce youth prevalence of and now the authors of this bill would have us suggest that by allowing the f.d.a. to have

Richard Burr

0:53:44 to 0:54:05( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: pre going to go down. because now we have one federal agency jurisdiction over this product mr. president, let me just say that -- this. if that were the prevalence of marijuana usage by

Richard Burr

0:54:06 to 0:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: youth would be zero, becse it is illegal. there is no age limit. as a matter of f agency need for jurisdiction because nobody in america, adult or youth, are supposed to use it it. it is a myth for us to believe the authors of this bill, that by simply dumping this in the f.d.a., somehow youth prevalence

Richard Burr

0:54:28 to 0:54:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of smoking goes down. it's a joke. it's a joke and the public health community has now recognized this. well, mr. chairman -- mr. president, 1975, congress commissioned the university of michigan to track youth smoking rates. at that time, the youth smoking was at an all-time high.

Richard Burr

0:54:50 to 0:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: however, those rates started coming around 30% all the way up to 1993. for some unknown reason at that time, youth smoking started to rise and peaked at an all-time high in 1997. 1998, 12th graders who said

Richard Burr

0:55:11 to 0:55:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: that they tried a cigarette in the l approximately 36%, according to the university of michigan. congress didn't really have a good sense of why this was happening. opponents of the tobacco industry started blaming all this on the alleged manipulation of young people by tobacco

Richard Burr

0:55:33 to 0:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: manufacturers through sophisticated marketing and advertising. well, the tobacco industry has a checkered past. i will be the first to admit that when it comes to advertising and marketing. but what i'm suggesting is it may not have been all due to tobacco marketing.

Richard Burr

0:55:54 to 0:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: there was another trend occurring during the 1998 to 1993 period that virtually mirrored that of youth and it was the increase in ilcit drugs in the united let me say that again.

Richard Burr

0:56:17 to 0:56:42( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: that what mirrored the trend 1993-199 youth smoking was the increase of illicit drugs by teenagers and something much broader was happening young people. the senate's answer to smocking

Richard Burr

0:56:43 to 0:56:47( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: rights -- rates increase was to give the f.d.a. jurisdiction.

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