Navigation Links
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise
Date:1/10/2008

But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-tobacco campaigns registered some significant gains in 2007, with more states banning smoking in public places.

But there's still too little federal and state funding for smoking-prevention and cessation programs, and many states haven't increased their cigarette taxes.

That's the conclusion of the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2007 report card, released Thursday.

"Tobacco remains the number one preventable cause of death in America," Bernadette Toomey, the lung association's president and CEO, said during a Tuesday teleconference. "Diseases related to tobacco kill more than 438,000 Americans each year. If effective policies were implemented, this dreadful toll would be greatly reduced."

Tobacco control policies work, Toomey added. "But what we need is the political will on the part of our leaders to implement these proven policies," she said.

On the federal level, Toomey called on Congress to pass the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products.

The lung association's sixth annual report card graded the federal government on several key measures. They included the 39-cent federal excise tax on cigarettes; the status of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; ongoing federal anti-smoking programs; and the need to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control -- an international tobacco control treaty.

The report card results weren't encouraging.

"The federal government's grades this year are abysmal -- one 'D' and three 'F's," Paul Billings, the association's vice president for national policy and advocacy, said during Tuesday's teleconference. The "D" was for the failure to ratify the tobac
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Fresh Air Campaign to Showcase Minnesotans Love of Smoke-Free Air
2. Health and Business Groups Launch Ad Campaign About Need for Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Pennsylvania
3. Help is Available for Smokers Who Want to Quit as Minnesotas Smoke-Free Law Takes Effect Oct. 1
4. Maryland, Minnesota Go Smoke-free Oct. 1 - Pennsylvania Overdue in Following Suit
5. Minneapolis Hosts National Conference on Tobacco or Health October 24-26 on Heels of Minnesotas Statewide, Smoke-Free Law
6. New Poll Finds Nearly Seven in 10 New Jersey Voters Support Smoke-Free Casinos
7. Colorado Casinos Clear the Air and Become Smoke-Free in 2008
8. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Nationally Recognized by BusinessWeek and AARP for Creating a Unique Workplace Environment for New and Mature Employees
9. SAE International Recognized for Workplace Wellness
10. New Website Contributes to Healthy Workplace Culture
11. Steelcase Unveils the Walkstation to Bring Healthy Habits to The Workplace
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining the main features ... , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers find the best ... call an agent or visit an agency for price information. ... http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who relies heavily on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Yesterday, ... Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored ... leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device ... Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 EBSCO Information ... (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to further ... the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals available ... sales agent for The JAMA Network. , Long ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Step into a macabre world where plants ... Virginia. Wicked Plants, the Museum’s latest featured exhibition, opens ... carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of a dilapidated, Victorian ... biochemical, physical and neurological processes between botanicals and the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... Enable Greater Online ... between Physicians and Patients, ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. ... Conference, Allscripts, the leading provider of,clinical software, connectivity ... announced a collaboration between the National,ePrescribing Patient Safety ...
... It was announced that the,U.S. Court of Federal ... in favor of a child who regressed into ... contained the mercury-based preservative,thimerosal., Case documents state ... an underlying condition that ultimately led to,regressive encephalopathy ...
... There is a wealth of scientific literature available on ... there is a paucity of data to guide the ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently ... with schizophrenia, few controlled data are available to help ...
... Ky., Feb. 28 Anthem Blue Cross and ... a 2007 BlueWorks(R),winner. A program of the Blue ... ways Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are,working ... delivery,nationwide. The Harvard Medical School Department of Health ...
... has entered,into an agreement with VISICU, Inc., to ... remote monitoring tools, eICU,technology enables off-site critical care ... the clock. The voice, video and data,technology has ... and shorten hospital length of stay., A ...
... emerges from an altered pattern of brain development, and ... the brain to develop along a path that ultimately ... to be published in Biological Psychiatry on March 1st, ... to schizophrenia. , A prior genetic mapping study indicated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Collaborates With Google 2Health News:The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Collaborates With Google 3Health News:The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Collaborates With Google 4Health News:Government Concludes Vaccines Caused Autism 2Health News:Comparison of antipsychotic treatments in adolescents with schizophrenia 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Member Health Index Named BlueWorks(R) Award Winner 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Member Health Index Named BlueWorks(R) Award Winner 3Health News:The Christ Hospital and VISICU Sign Agreement to Implement eICU(R) Program 2Health News:New genetic association with schizophrenia found by researchers 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... YORK , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ... board of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the ... board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... on an investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. , Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology ... sites where its Phase I trial of Lixte,s lead compound, ... 5 institutions. John S. Kovach , M.D., ... trial was planned to be completed at a single site. ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial ... the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study ... compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2
... Emdeon (NYSE: EM ), a leading provider of healthcare ... participate in the Piper Jaffray Annual Health Care Conference to be ... The "fireside chat", featuring Tracy Bahl, executive chairman, will begin at ... live audio webcast will be available in the Investors section of ...
... , BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 17 Palomar Medical ... announce the immediate availability of the Groove Optic for ... significant advancement in fractional ablative skin resurfacing by creating ... ablative tissue coverage while preserving the benefits of fractional ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New! The Groove Optic(TM) for the Lux2940(TM): A Breakthrough in Fractional Skin Resurfacing 2New! The Groove Optic(TM) for the Lux2940(TM): A Breakthrough in Fractional Skin Resurfacing 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: