Navigation Links
American Lung Association Congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Historic Tobacco Legislation
Date:7/30/2008

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for its historic passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act today. The overwhelming margin of support this legislation received highlights the bipartisan consensus that the time has come for it to become law. The American Lung Association now calls on the U.S. Senate, where the legislation has 57 sponsors, to pass this important public health bill in September.

"This legislation will finally provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the authority it needs to regulate the marketing, production and distribution of tobacco products, which have been historically exempt from the most basic oversight," said Bernadette A. Toomey, President and CEO of the American Lung Association. "The House of Representatives is to be commended for its vote, which history will look back upon as a turning point in our nation's battle against deadly tobacco products."

Each year, more than 438,000 Americans die from tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Tobacco companies spend billions of dollars on marketing in an attempt to addict a new generation of tobacco consumers. Tragically, more than 1,300 American children become regular smokers each day.

"As our nation wrestles with how to pay for increasing health care costs, we must look at the tremendous financial burden caused by tobacco in this nation," Toomey added. "Tobacco use costs the United States an estimated $193 billion annually, including $96 billion in direct health care expenditures."

The American Lung Association extends a heartfelt thank you to lead sponsors of the tobacco bill, Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Tom Davis (R-VA), along with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI), for their tremendous leadership and commitment to this legislation and to protecting public h
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Lung Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Academy of Dermatology: Dermatologists Warn Ceramic Flat Irons Could Damage Hair and Lead to Hair Breakage
2. American Academy of Dermatology: Acne and Rosacea Got You Seeing Red? Patients with Skin of Color Advised to Seek Proper Diagnosis, Treatment to Prevent Common Side Effects
3. Dr. Web Makes Many Americans Question Trusted Health Providers
4. Schumann Named Chief Programs Officer for American Nurses Association
5. American Media, Inc. Provides Dial-In Information for July 30 Call With Noteholders of American Media Operations, Inc. Subsidiary
6. APHA Urges House to Protect Health of Americans by Passing Tobacco Legislation
7. AMA Calls on U.S. House to Better Protect Americans From the Dangers of Tobacco
8. American Imaging Management Partners with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
9. Gentiva Safe Strides(R) Home Balance Therapy Program is Reducing Risk of Dangerous Falls and Relieving Pain for Thousands of Older Americans
10. American Heart Association CEO Announces Retirement
11. Overweight elderly Americans contribute to financial burdens of the US health care system
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... “Many people become overwhelmed by the thought ... and phone calls with insurance companies,” The Jones Firm ... free eBook on pedestrian and bicycle accidents . ... bicycle auto accident claims assures the injured individual that ... handling their case while they focus on recovering. ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... December 26, 2014 Parker & ... the best in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor ... hour emergency services in 2014 with regard to ... that Arizona is known for its incredibly hot ... understands the intricacies and details of a wide ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 The report ... to 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, ... the colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a drug ... or rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib ... treatment of refractory CRC in the US, Europe, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses and ... of black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, all ... at discounted prices, up to 70% off. , ... weeks only. You know, we have thousands of frequent callers ... new items can visit our website for more details. The ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com sells many bamboo products ... flooring. Today, the company announces big discounts on ... and colors. , BambooFlooringChina.com is the world’s leader in ... is valid until Jan. 20, 2015. , The bamboo ... with a natural thread. All the bamboo strips for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Guide to Handling Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents Released By The Jones Firm, Featured in Recent Article 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... 2010 In a major crackdown, Cambodia has forced ... country to close within the past five months. Led ... Substandard Medicines (IMC), the shops were targeted because of ... substandard and counterfeit medicines in the country. This evidence ...
... find , WEDNESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers ... disease caused by cystic fibrosis: Which comes first, infection ... to answer that question, and it looks like infection ... assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of ...
... Mouse study suggests Wnt protein might help humans with fractures, ... have found a way to significantly speed up the healing ... in humans, could mean people with fractures would be free ... huge implications," said Dr. Victor Khabie, co-director of the Orthopedic ...
... ... companies to put plans on hold in favor of protecting assets, cutting costs, and “waiting ... evidence that corporations are re-starting their strategic engines and getting back to a more typical ... Plano, ...
... ... ... to pay $520 million in civil fines, penalties and damages to settle allegations that ... its marketing and promotional practices for the blockbuster atypical antipsychotic Seroquel (U.S. ex rel. ...
... in making men masculine, research shows , WEDNESDAY, April 28 ... to testosterone in men and estrogen in women, but a ... cut. , The male hormone testosterone doesn,t work in ways ... brain during development and making males behave a certain way ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cambodia takes action in fight against substandard and counterfeit medicines 2Health News:Cambodia takes action in fight against substandard and counterfeit medicines 3Health News:Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease 2Health News:Scientists Find Way to Heal Broken Bones Faster 2Health News:Scientists Find Way to Heal Broken Bones Faster 3Health News:Leading Corporate Consulting Firm Says U.S. Companies are Re-focusing on Corporate Strategic Planning 2Health News:AstraZeneca Pays $520 Million to Settle Seroquel Whistleblower Claims 2Health News:AstraZeneca Pays $520 Million to Settle Seroquel Whistleblower Claims 3Health News:Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer Hagerman , ... Diplomat, will take office as the president of the ... induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, 2015, at ... held at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... KENNEWICK, Wash. , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... stage development company engaged primarily in the development ... and therapeutic applications, today announced that it has ... the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing ... to Section 513(f)(2) of the U.S. Food, Drug ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Lockton Dunning ... of Lockton Companies, announced the addition of Vice ... will join Lockton Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior ... of relevant industry experience to the position.  Most ... Market Sales at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where she ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2
... 2012 Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... the introduction of Omeclamox-Pak® , a ten-day therapy ... mg) and amoxicillin capsules (500 mg) for the treatment ... infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or one-year history) ...
... leading events organizer UBM Live announced strong ... event for buyers and sellers of high value chemistry. ... show which takes place from February 19th to 22nd ... Major pharmaceutical, fine and specialty chemical companies that have ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pernix Therapeutics Introduces Omeclamox-Pak®, First Product in Gastroenterology Portfolio 2Pernix Therapeutics Introduces Omeclamox-Pak®, First Product in Gastroenterology Portfolio 3Strong Booking Levels For Informex 2013 2Strong Booking Levels For Informex 2013 3
... NCP-1, was designed to maximize patient comfort ... the first ever to feature Vacuum Pump ... augmentation and reduces the "slamming" effect commonly ... treatment platform maintains patients comfort and security ...
... The Arctic Sun 2000 represents a ... The Arctic Sun System rapidly induces mild ... from therapeutic hypothermia or rapidly reduces temperature ... monitors and maintains core body temperature in ...
... Artic Sun 100 monitors and controls patient ... hypothermia associated with surgery, trauma, or other ... response to feedback provided from a patient ... ambient (room air) and 42C (107.6F) to ...
... its professional AED offeringthe G3 Pro. ... ECG color display, provides manual override ... most advanced technology available to provide ... for emergency treatment of sudden cardiac ...
Medicine Products: