Navigation Links
AMA Calls on U.S. House to Better Protect Americans From the Dangers of Tobacco
Date:7/29/2008

House must pass legislation to give FDA needed regulatory authority over tobacco products

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Ron Davis, M.D., American Medical Association Immediate Past President:

"This week, the U.S. House of Representatives must take a critical step to combat smoking-related diseases by passing the 'Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act' and giving the FDA needed regulatory authority over tobacco products.

"Given what we know about the dangers of smoking, it is astonishing that tobacco products are one of the least regulated products in our society. Congressional action to provide the FDA with strong and effective regulatory authority over tobacco products is long overdue. The bill will stop illegal sales of tobacco products to children, further restrict marketing, especially to kids, and require more informative health warnings on each package.

"The FDA currently serves a vital role in protecting the health of Americans through the regulation of food and drugs. This bill ensures that the FDA will have the resources necessary to regulate the tobacco industry in addition to its current responsibilities. We should not let another day go by without taking the important step of passing this legislation to enact long-overdue controls over these deadly products."


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Medical Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. YMCA Calls on Senate to Fund Community-Based Solutions to Address Childhood Obesity Crisis
2. Revised PhRMA Marketing Code Calls for More Educational Materials for Health Care Providers and Staff - Anatstat Health Education Can Help
3. AMA Calls On U.S. Senate to Pass H.R. 6331 Today to Preserve Seniors Access to Care
4. Kings County Death: NAMI Calls for Criminal Probe; Survey Shows Psychiatric Emergency Room Delays Are National Problem
5. Major Union Questions PA Pension Fund, Calls on PSERS to Protect Workers, Retirees
6. FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs
7. Coalition Calls on MI Legislature to Abandon Blue Cross Legislation
8. National Rehabilitation Hospital Team Calls Work of US Armys Europe Regional Medical Command Impressive
9. ETHEX Corporation Voluntarily Recalls a Single Lot of Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended Release Tablets Due to the Potential for Oversized Tablets
10. New Jersey Coalition Calls for Investigation of Private Wells to Protect Families from PFOA in Drinking Water
11. AARP Calls for Action on Top Consumer Priorities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Chris Cornell, 52, was found dead on the night of Wednesday, May ... respected lead singers in the rock industry would take his own life, but the extremely ... how mental illness played a role in the death of Chris Cornell . , ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... May 21, 2017 , ... For ... a cross-disciplinary group of scholars, policymakers, and activists wanting to address equity issues ... is the third book from a recent series of from this conference. ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... In a continuous effort to raise awareness of autism ... company that specializes in natural and organic latex mattresses, has announced that they will ... unique share their recent viral Facebook video receives, up to $10,000.00. ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 19, 2017 , ... The Hill ... to families and entrepreneurs throughout the California Central Valley, is announcing a joint charity ... raising community support for a local kid’s camp event. , The Boys and Girls ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... , ... ML Billing, 2016 Billing Company of the Year , a ... group practices, is pleased to announce their 30th anniversary. Not only has ML Billing ... all aspects of full-service medical billing. This has allowed ML Billing to excel for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2017)...  George Clinical, a leading full-service CRO in the ... Oncology, a Memphis -based leader ... that George Clinical has acquired Vector Oncology,s Pharma Services (CRO) ... purpose of strengthening the ability of George Clinical ... throughout the Asia-Pacific , the ...
(Date:5/2/2017)... , May 2, 2017  Bayer and Project Apis ... from Healthy Hives 2020, a $1 million research effort to ... by the end of 2020. The grant ... Rueppell , University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who will ... bees; Dr. Edmund Stark , Michigan ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... 28, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: ... for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, ... The company,s results and updated guidance reflect the ... which was completed on February 14, 2017.  ... earnings of $0.51 per diluted share compared to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: