President Clinton said he was encouraged by previous supportive comments from Congress
(April 22, 1998) today. However, this president is turning into a another Honorable
Hubert H Humphrey Patriot (often a guest speaker for my History Class at he University of
Minnesota; World Development based on a Health-Secure America and Political Science
development which made America unique from all nations). You can bet dollars to
doughnuts that if the President said he was encouraged, that equates to heaven is coming
to earth and it wont be long until all states join the USFDA's fight against children's
Tobacco (See InfoJustice Call to Arms for All States in the Union against Children's
Lets review some facts. It has been estimated that 43% of all teens use tobacco
and rising. This examiner must opine as a past winner of the 41-and- over
International Karate Championships held at the Long Beach Arena, that if my lungs
were not in good condition, I would have never been able to recondition myself for the
long, arduous and numerous bouts over and over again during a several hour period to win
the 1994 31'st International Tournament in the light heavy weight division.
Damaged lungs or smoking thickens arteries, leads to pulmonary disease, is a
co-carcinogen (leads to cancer) kidney disease, and heart disease, lowers cardiovascular
conditioning and simply makes all folks who abuse it develop poor physical conditioning,
loss of breath during any strenuous activities, and simply out of shape.
Even the Supreme Court cleared the way for the tobacco industry to release 39,000
secret documents in the action championed by Minnesota's Attorney General Hubert Humphrey
IIIs' lawsuit. Please realize this is not a bipartisan issue. It is an
American issue relative to our youth. The great statesmen and Honorable Hubert
Humphrey taught us that strong youth make strong adult women and children.
Even Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota are seeking $1.77 billion from the tobacco
industry, plus punitive damages, to cover what they know to be scientific and forensic
retroactive care for Tobacco related medical costs, illnesses, and deaths.
The President is leading the fight for proactive preventative medicine. Someone
should give him an honors Ph.D. in Chiropractic Medicine.
For more information contact the National Institutes of Health, the US Food and Drug
Administration, Offices of the Inspector General or the Public Health Departments.