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Tommy G. Thompson

March 08, 2005 1 min read

Tommy G. Thompson, who recently stepped down as the U.S. secretary of health and human services, has become a member of the Citizens’ Commission to Protect Truth, a New York City-based panel that advocates against youth smoking.

Mr. Thompson, 63, who began serving on the commission last month, was President Bush’s HHS secretary for four years. Before holding the Cabinet job, he was the governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001.

The 20-member panel of former federal health officials was established in 2000 by the Washington-based American Legacy Foundation, which advocates against youth tobacco use, to help garner continued funding for a national media campaign against youth smoking.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 09, 2005 edition of Education Week