Navigation Links
North Carolina Faith Leaders Call on Sen. Burr to End Filibuster Threat of Legislation to Protect Kids From Tobacco
Date:1/15/2009

s across the country, including every major national public health organization. FDA regulation of tobacco was also endorsed last year by major reports of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the President's Cancer Panel. A poll conducted in June found that 70 percent of American voters support Congress passing the legislation.

The bipartisan legislation pending before Congress would give the FDA authority to:

  • Restrict tobacco advertising and promotions, especially to children.
  • Ban candy-flavored cigarettes.
  • Require tobacco companies to disclose the contents of tobacco products, changes to their products and research about the health effects of their products.
  • Require changes in tobacco products, such as the removal or reduction of harmful ingredients.
  • Prohibit health claims about so-called "reduced risk" products that are not scientifically proven or that would discourage current tobacco users from quitting or encourage new users to start.
  • Require larger, more effective health warnings on tobacco products.
  • Prohibit terms such as "low-tar," "light" and "mild" that have mislead consumers into believing that certain cigarettes are safer than others.

"It is mind-boggling that tobacco products are the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, yet they are virtually unregulated to protect public health," said Dr. Douglas Schocken, Duke Heart Center, Duke University Medical Center. "Until Congress grants the FDA authority over tobacco products, America's kids and consumers will continue to be lured into addiction by the tobacco industry."

In North Carolina, tobacco use causes $2.46 billion in health care bills each year and kills 11,900 residents; 19 percent of North Carolina high school students currently smoke.

<
'/>"/>
SOURCE Faith United Against Tobacco
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. CSC Wins $265 Million Contract From North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
2. Lagan Unveils Human Services Call Center Solution for North America
3. North Carolina Company Announces First Chronic Pain Control Unit Combining Two Most Used Forms of Electrotherapy For Chronic Pain - Tens & Interferential
4. Summa Health System Performs Northeast Ohios First Robotic Lobectomy
5. Baxter and Northwestern University partner to target new life sciences projects
6. UJC and Jewish Federations of North America Commit $10 Million for Needs in Southern Israel
7. Northern Lake Medical to Join Aurora Health Care
8. Houston Northwest Medical Center Is Recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center(TM) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers
9. S*BIO Announces Collaboration with Onyx for JAK2 Inhibitors in the North American and European Markets
10. MAQUET opens North Americas first VARIOP prefabricated operating suite system
11. MAQUET Opens North Americas First VARIOP Prefabricated Operating Suite System, Allowing Space Reconfiguration in Hours, Less Disruption Than Traditional Construction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating Co.) is a ... producing and marketing of a series of induction heating ... new series of induction brazing equipments . , ... induction brazing refers to the joining of two ... heat. The manager says that there are fundamental differences ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... Market Analysis to 2023” focuses on the current ... opportunities in the colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is ... of colon or rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is ... for the treatment of refractory CRC in the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying women’s ... discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced under ... company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, 2015; ... UK market. , The prom dresses in this new ... A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, V-neck ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... When head lice hits a home or school, parents ... rid of it while keeping it from taking over the ... the solution right in their neighborhood: Lice Troopers . ... full spectrum head lice screening and treatment services to families ... Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and South Miami. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or ... eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, ... a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer cases ... the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, is ... frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health 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:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... Funding Suspension After Trial Failures, WASHINGTON, ... piece today ( http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal -,op.aidsvaccine23mar23,0,3426636.story), AIDS Healthcare ... HIV vaccine research funding and the,re- allocation ... and treatment strategies., Co-authored by Dr. ...
... can shield children from harm , , SATURDAY, March 22 ... which concludes Saturday, the Soap and Detergent Association offers ... , Parents and caregivers should: , Install child-safety ... chemicals and other poisons. Never assume a cabinet is ...
... But it,s not too late to protect yourself and ... News) -- News from the diabetes front seems to ... the disease, fueled by obesity and sedentary lifestyles, have ... affecting about 7 percent of the population. That,s an ...
... N.C., March 21 A CI head once noted ... it, but the only,time you realize you need it ... today,s marketing space, most companies need competitive,intelligence to effectively ... key insights are lacking that people begin to realize ...
... are small, the trend is worrisome, study says ... small, but worrisome number of facelift patients became ... MRSA, a new study reports. , About one ... developed the so-called "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ...
... and genetic testing, study shows , , FRIDAY, March ... discuss a family,s cancer history has a major impact ... women at moderate risk for breast cancer, according to ... black women are less likely than white women ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HIV Vaccine Funding: 'Enough is Enough,' Says AHF in Baltimore Sun 2Health News:HIV Vaccine Funding: 'Enough is Enough,' Says AHF in Baltimore Sun 3Health News:HIV Vaccine Funding: 'Enough is Enough,' Says AHF in Baltimore Sun 4Health News:Poison Prevention Tips to Protect the Most Vulnerable 2Health News:Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow 2Health News:Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow 3Health News:Diabetes' Toll Continues to Grow 4Health News:New Research Uncovers How to Build and Maintain an Effective Competitive Intelligence Group 2Health News:Some Facelift Patients Infected With MRSA 'Superbug' 2Health News:Some Facelift Patients Infected With MRSA 'Superbug' 3Health News:Family Discussion Plays Role in Breast Cancer Awareness 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTC Pink: PMBS), ... and healthcare products, announced it received the initial funding ... advanced headache relief product, for planned distribution to 1,000 ... , Washington State , and ... MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel formulation completed, PuraMed ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) today ... Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical Co., Ltd. ... masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, and entered an order ... the United States : , ... , Willow nasal pillows mask , iVolve full face ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... MASON, Ohio , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... industry-leading treatment decision support to healthcare providers for ... that it has secured $30 million in equity ... Virginia C. Drosos , President and Chief ... increased clinical adoption and development of Assurex Health,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4
... PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: PDLI ... company,s president and chief executive officer, is scheduled ... Markets Healthcare ConferenceWednesday, March 2, 20119:00 a.m. Eastern ... Health Care Conference Tuesday, March 8, 201111:00 a.m. ...
... Feb. 24, 2011 Novation, the leading health care ... cancelled five contracts with Novation that cover cardiovascular and ... the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), and VHA and UHC ... in these product categories. Novation has been in constant ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medtronic Inc. Cancels Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Contracts With Novation 2Medtronic Inc. Cancels Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Contracts With Novation 3
... Pachymeter exceeds previous product performance with these ... lamellar procedures, the measurement capability ranges from ... range is 1000 microns accommodating most limbal ... 55 angle probe ensures great visibility under ...
Precision that fits in the palm of your hand and measures down to 125 microns, the Pocket Pachymeter is about 8" X 4" x 2" and really does fit in a lab coat pocket or briefcase....
15 segment Vertical Prism Bar provides 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 30 PD (Note: 30 PD is on the bar). 4447 xx Vertical Prism Bar....
Valleylab Surgistat II generator provides exceptional performance, reliability, and safety benefits in a compact, easy to use unit....
Medicine Products: