Navigation Links
Congress Delivers Historic Victory for Children's Health by Increasing Tobacco Taxes to Fund SCHIP Program
Date:2/4/2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO)

The Congress and President Obama today are delivering a historic victory for the health of America's kids by increasing federal tobacco taxes, including a 62-cent increase in the cigarette tax, and expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This legislation will create a healthier future for millions of children by reducing tobacco use -- the number one cause of preventable death in America -- and expanding health care coverage for kids. The House of Representatives gave final approval to the legislation today, and President Obama is scheduled to sign it into law this afternoon.

Increasing tobacco taxes is a proven strategy to reduce smoking and other tobacco use, especially among children. Studies show that every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes reduces youth smoking by 7 percent and overall cigarette consumption by about 4 percent.

The cigarette tax increase will lead to nearly two million fewer kids starting to smoke, help more than one million adult smokers quit, prevent nearly 900,000 smoking-caused deaths and produce $44.5 billion in long-term health care savings by reducing tobacco-caused health care costs. It is further good news that the final legislation immediately increases the tax on so-called "little cigars" to $1.01 per pack, the same rate as for cigarettes, addressing a disparity that has made little cigars cheaper and more appealing to kids.

Higher tobacco taxes are a win-win-win solution for the country -- a health win that will reduce tobacco use and save lives, a financial win that will raise revenue to help fund the SCHIP program and r
'/>"/>

SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. TriWest Sponsors Congressional Medal of Honor Convention
2. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
3. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
4. EDAP Launches Enhanced Communication Plans at SIU Paris Congress
5. World fertility experts to meet in Montreal - IVF and IVM patients to provide first-person accounts at 14th World Congress
6. Congress Poised to Add Millions of Uninsured Children to Successful, Bipartisan Health Plan
7. National Council on Disability Urges Congress to Support Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration
8. MUHC in the spotlight at the 14th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization
9. Labopharm To Present Poster On Onset Of Analgesic Effect Of Once-Daily Tramadol At Congress Of The European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia And Pain Therapy
10. Health IT Now! Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Health Information Technology Bill This Year
11. Childrens Hospitals in Washington to Lobby Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP Now
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... Discount-Dress.com, a company that specializes in fashion garments ... implement a new shopping cart software on its website. ... Furthermore, the company has unveiled a new collection of ... items come in fashionable designs; all of them are ... off. "We are happy to release the new beach ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... To accommodate the ever-growing customer base, Angeldress.co.uk decided to ... Recently, the company has unveiled its 2014 vintage ... wedding gowns, Angeldress.co.uk wants to make sure that all ... way. Its high quality vintage wedding outfits are now ... 62% off. , Online shopping is becoming more and ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 21, 2014 An experienced review ... its newest hosting ranking list and announced that FatCow ... VPS hosting suppliers. , There has been a ... demand has resulted in an increase in the number ... different services at very affordable prices. VPS (Virtual Private ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 2014 Developers and plugin specialist of ... a new transition plugin entitled Transpack Vol. 3 from ... quality transitions that will add a level of professionalism ... of Pixel Film Studios. “Blurring the line between professional ... changer.” , Transpack Vol. 3 returns with over 85 ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 ... aged 40–44 experienced the highest birth rate since 1966 (10.5 ... for women in their early 40s has risen steadily by ... 45–49 (which includes births to women aged 50 and over) ... data reveals that there were more than nine times as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discount-Dress.com Implements A New Shopping Cart Software And Provides New Beach Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Angeldress.co.uk Launches New Range Of 2014 Vintage Wedding Dresses In Its Online Store 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: FatCow, GoDaddy And Bluehost Are The Best VPS Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released Transpack Vol. 3 Plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 3Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 4
... Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.70; Sales Up 25%; Net Earnings ... $65 Million; Operating Cash Flow of $91 Million, ... ) reported results for the third quarter ended September 30,2007 that ... per share (DEPS) were $0.70 compared to $0.56 in,the third quarter ...
... Oct. 25 As of 1:00 p.m. PST,today, ... Miguel,Covenant Village retirement campus in Spring Valley. Emergency ... living,apartments and residents were transported to the campus ... Loma. The residents were evacuated late,Monday night. ...
... new way to treat individuals with cancer that is ... and kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. ... study, David Kirn and colleagues at Jennerex Biotherapeutics, San ... with antitumor effects in both mice and rabbits. , ...
... Mich.---The University of Michigan is the lead research institution ... to study the health consequences on victims in disasters. ... Disaster Mental Health Research, includes researchers from U-M, Dartmouth ... and the University of Oklahoma. The center is funded ...
... Realtors testified at the Senate Finance Committee hearing today ... the needs of,its self-employed members. Nearly 30 percent of ... reason - 84 percent of Realtors who do,not have ... that tax incentives for the self-employed and for small,employers, ...
... LANSING, Mich., Oct. 25 American,Physicians Capital, Inc. (APCapital) ... million or $1.21 per diluted common share for the ... 2007, APCapital has generated,net income of $40.1 million, or ... book value per share was $25.61 based on,10,575,799 shares ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 4Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 5Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 6Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 7Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 8Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 9Health News:Roper Industries Announces Record Third Quarter Results 10Health News:U-M to lead disaster aftermath research center 2Health News:Nearly 30 Percent of Realtors(R) Lack Health Insurance 2Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 2Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 3Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 4Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 5Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 6Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 7Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 8Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 9Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 10Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 11Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 12Health News:American Physicians Capital, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 13
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Harwood Feffer LLP ... board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc. ("PDL" or ... the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders ... September 16, 2014, the Company disclosed: "On September 11, ... accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP ("EY"), that it ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 "Copay coupons," a ... of brand drugs among patients with prescription drug coverage, may ... a new report  from the Department of ... General (OIG). Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit suppliers from ... subsidized by the federal government. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 Today, iHealth Lab Inc. announced ... Ventures, Ltd. for its first institutional round of funding. ... iHealth,s global reach, accelerate growth and innovation, and invest ... the investment, Xiaomi Ventures will join iHealth,s board of ... infrastructure and ecommerce. "We are very pleased ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of PDL BioPharma, Inc. 2PCMA: New OIG Report Cites Drug Manufacturer "Copay Coupon" Use in Medicare Part D 2iHealth Raises $25 Million to Fuel Growth and Global Market Share 2
... , , GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 23 ... four users who allege kidney damage due to the use ... in preparation for a colonoscopy. (Holshouser et al v. ... are against two Morrisville, N.C., pharmaceutical companies, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., ...
... , , Accelerated approval ... Dec. 23 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ... ages 65 years and older to prevent disease caused by ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) , People in this age group ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Suits Commenced Against Maker of Prescription Cleansing Drug 2FDA Approves a High Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Specifically Intended for People Ages 65 and Older 2FDA Approves a High Dose Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Specifically Intended for People Ages 65 and Older 3
... Powershaver™ S1 is an innovative, extremely ... its standard handpiece, a smaller small joint ... substantially higher speed are available. All handpieces ... can be operated with all existing KARL ...
... light source is equipped with a 180 watt Xenon ... collection and energy transfer from the lamp to the ... output, which is equivalent to higher watt bulbs. A ... lower watt bulb reduces the amount of heat generated ...
... Documentation System brings intra-operative image management and ... This system combines cutting edge technology, flexibility, ... with the best possible outcome. Linvatec offers ... or moving video clips: CD or DVD, ...
... watt halogen light source with ... ,SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment ... the highest quality care available ... development of advanced surgical instruments ...
Medicine Products: