Navigation Links
Major Associations Band Together to Urge Congressional Action on Tobacco Legislation

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American School Health Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National School Boards Association today joined together to create one voice to urge Congress to pass H.R. 1108, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which would give the FDA authority to regulate the tobacco industry.

These three associations, each formed to assist the Nation's youth, agree that H.R. 1108's restrictions on advertising, marketing and sales of tobacco products to children would dramatically improve the protection of youth's health.

"Children are the most vulnerable and susceptible to advertising gimmicks," said Anne L. Bryant, the executive director of the National School Boards Association. "Each day at our schools, there are 4,000 young people under the age of 18 who try smoking for the first time simply because tobacco companies continue to send them the message that smoking is okay."

"Congress has the power right now to stop those messages," Bryant continued. "The American School Health Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National School Boards Association are encouraging Congress to pass H.R. 1108. We cannot wait any longer for Congress to act while more and more children and young adults try tobacco products."

H.R. 1108 is currently pending a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would provide a national approach to insulating children from the $36-million-a-day advertising initiatives of the tobacco industry by:

-- Limiting advertising, marketing and sales of tobacco products to


-- Banning the sale of cigarette flavored varieties;

-- Requiring more meaningful warning labels;

-- Mandating disclosure of the ingredients in tobacco products and

providing authority for the FDA to remove harmful ingredients;

-- Banning use of descriptive items on cigarette packs such as

"Mild" or "Low Tar"

For more information on each of these associations please visit, and

SOURCE American School Health Association; National Associationof
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
2. Laboratory at UI plays major role in diagnosing cancer
3. Draxis Health selected by Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. for major contract manufacturing relationship
4. DaVita Acquires Majority Stake in HomeChoice Partners, Inc.
5. Major Pharma Clinical Case Studies From Amgen, AstraZeneca, GSK, Intermune, Cephalon Inc, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and Dartmouth Medical School During Fall Clinical Focused Programs
6. Major grant advances UWs clinical and translational research enterprise
7. Major differences revealed in how local authorities in the UK support disabled people
8. Watson Wyatt Identifies Major Benefit Trends During Open Enrollment Season
9. Worldwide Probiotic Drink, Yakult(R), Launches in Its First Major U.S. Market
10. Ericom Provides Significant Cost-Savings for Major New York City Healthcare Organization
11. Eckert Seamans Announces Major Expansion in Philadelphia, West Chester and Harrisburg
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one ... U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at ... former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, high ... in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The ... with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume ... ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: