Navigation Links
President's Veto of Bill to Increase Cigarette Tax, Fund SCHIP Benefits Big Tobacco at Expense of America's Kids
Date:10/3/2007

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

President Bush today let down America's children and protected the interests of the tobacco industry by vetoing legislation that would increase the federal cigarette tax by 61 cents per pack to help fund the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The President has missed an opportunity not only to expand health care coverage for children, but also to take effective action to reduce tobacco use, the nation's leading preventable cause of death. We urge the Congress to override this veto. This legislation has strong, bipartisan support in Congress and the overwhelming support of the American people because it will improve children's health, reduce smoking and save lives.

A higher cigarette tax is 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 reduce tobacco-caused health care costs, and a political win that is popular with voters. A recent poll conducted for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids found that 67 percent of voters support a 75-cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax to provide health coverage to uninsured children, while only 28 percent oppose it.

Increasing the cigarette tax is a proven strategy to reduce smoking, 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. A 61-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax will prevent almost 1.9 million kids from becoming regular smokers, help almost 1.2 million adult smokers quit, prevent more than 900,000 smoking-caused deaths and produce $43.9 billion in long-term health care savings.

Tobacco use kills more than 400,000 people in the United States each ye
'/>"/>

SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
2. Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!
3. Tattoos may significantly increase risk of hepatitis C infection
4. Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!
5. Increase in tobacco deaths
6. Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx
7. Increase in drug abuse by teenagers
8. Increase in the Number of Cases of Animal Diseases in New South Wales.
9. Metronidazole Increases Risk Of Premature Deliveries.
10. Hepatitis A Cases On A Steady Increase In Canterbury
11. Human gene number increases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... For chic ladies, new fashionable outfits are necessary ... their Holiday Wish List, Angeldress.co.uk has chosen some ... accent ladies’ holiday wardrobe by launching a promotion on its ... the discount of 80% off, like a cheap suit. , ... company’s chic wedding dresses are among the hottest items in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 The report ... regards to the various market dynamics such as the ... assisted arthroscopy, the wait time for U.S. sports medicine, ... medicine market, and the challenges faced by the market. ... http://www.researchmoz.us/global-sports-medicine-market-report-2014-edition-report.html , The report also provides an overview ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Plantation, FL (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 ... permanent solution for a tooth replacement. They offer the ... boast several advantages over other forms of tooth replacement. ... not rely on the adjacent teeth for support, and ... many people have been told that they are not ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 ... release of the ProDenoise from Pixel Film Studios. , “The ... noise or grain in their footage,” said Christina Austin, CEO ... have in any Final Cut Pro X editors toolbox.” , ... film noise or grain in their footage with ProDenoise from ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... good news about the experimental Ebola vaccine that U.S. officials ... shows a precursor of that vaccine produced a safe ... of the vaccine, when given to more than 100 Ugandans ... white blood cells that could potentially protect a person against ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angeldress.co.uk Starts Its Big Sales by Offering Various Kinds of Cheap Clothes and Fashion Accessories 2Health News:Sports Medicine Market Report 2014: Global Industry Analysis, Share, Size, Trends, Growth and Forecast report 2Health News:Innovative Dental Implant Procedure to Gain Momentum in the New Year 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released the ProDenoise plugin for Final Cut Pro X today. 2Health News:Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine 2Health News:Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine 3Health News:Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine 4
... Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, April ... the middle ground with its new drug control policy, ... Tuesday, rejects both the harsh "war on drugs" ... the push to legalize illegal drugs. Gil Kerlikowske, ...
... HOUSTON - Scientists who developed a technology for identifying and ... have found a way to penetrate the outer membrane and ... the cell. In a paper published today online in ... The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports packaging ...
... , TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- The ... apparently because of changes in the brain,s white matter, a ... aged 21 to 85, to perform a learning task involving ... that age-related declines in decision-making are associated with the weakening ...
... , TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- ... reduce the spread of the AIDS-causing virus, but would ... high risk for HIV infection, according to a new ... to analyze the use of the combination drug tenofovir-emtricitabine ...
... By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, April ... patients, own tumor cells led to a nearly 50 percent ... the same malignancy that claimed the life of U.S. Sen. ... multicenter trial of about 40 patients with recurrent glioblastoma -- ...
... bevacizumab (Avastin) to the standard chemotherapy regimen for non-small cell ... in 2006 did not lead to significantly increase survival ... Medicare, a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers has ... 18 Journal of the American Medical Association , a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy 2Health News:White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy 3Health News:Scientists tailor cell surface targeting system to hit organelle ZIP codes 2Health News:Scientists tailor cell surface targeting system to hit organelle ZIP codes 3Health News:HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study 2Health News:Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial 2Health News:Adding drug to standard chemotherapy provides no survival benefit for older lung cancer patients 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Conkwest, Inc., the Natural Killer ... Natural Killer (NK) cell-line platform, Neukoplast® (NK-92™) as ... Soon-Shiong , NantWorks founder, physician scientist and biotechnology ... purchase approximately $48 million of the Company,s Class ... he will be named Co-Chairman of the Conkwest ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and LONDON , December 24, 2014 ... are expected to grow at an average rate of ... value and volume. Hip, knee and spine surgeries are ... in emerging economies they have a lower penetration. Increased ... the use of composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices have gained ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Wash. , Dec. 23, 2014  Advanced ... development company engaged primarily in the development of ... therapeutic applications, today announced that it has filed ... Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance ... Section 513(f)(2) of the U.S. Food, Drug and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 2Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 4Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 5Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 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 3
... in bone mineral density at the,lumbar spine and ... salmeterol inhalation powder) and salmeterol, - Study ... in patients,with COPD, PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 ... three-year study of patients with,Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ...
... Cryoablation ... Treatment Technology, PLEASANTON, ... (ACOSOG) which just initiated a National Cancer,Institute (NCI) funded clinical ... Therapy in the Treatment of Invasive Breast,Carcinoma," has selected the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD 2Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD 3NCI Funded Clinical Trial to Study Treatment of Breast Cancer Using Cryoablation 2NCI Funded Clinical Trial to Study Treatment of Breast Cancer Using Cryoablation 3
... The SkanWasher 400 is ... microplate washer with built-in ... The individual pressure settings ... very gentle wash to ...
Lab-Reader...
Fully automatic NRTL and CE certified microplate reader....
... a compact and versatile multilabel ... design allows up to six ... counting, luminescence, absorbance, and fluorescence ... and fluorescence polarization all on ...
Medicine Products: