Source: National Journal
Vivek Murthy is a British-Indian American physician, a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the 19th Surgeon General of the United States.
Source: Freedom Outpost
He has administered the oath for the top post of US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremonial ceremony here, becoming the youngest-ever in charge of the country’s public health. 37-year-old Vivek Hallegere Murthy is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration.
“To have the opportunity to serve as Surgeon General is an extraordinary honour and a profound responsibility, and I want to thank President Obama for entrusting me with the stewardship of this office,” Murthy said in his address on the occasion.
Vivek Murthy Quotes
“I’m concerned about e-cigarettes, and I think this is an area where we are in desperate need of clarity, i think it’s important for us to understand the impact, particularly on youth, before we allow the full-fledged spread of these e-cigarettes and then later have problems that we have to deal with.”
“It’s also personal to me because I’ve cared for many patients over the years who have suffered from asthma and have seen firsthand how frightening it can be to suddenly be wheezing and fighting for every breath, asthma can be very difficult for patients, but also for their families. The impacts of climate change could make the situation worse.”
“There’ve been theories and ideas around the fact that e-cigarettes may be helpful from a harm reduction perspective in helping people who are already on cigarettes (that) have had trouble quitting actually get off cigarettes, if the data indeed bears that out, then I think we should absolutely embrace that and use e-cigarettes in targeted ways.”
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