Navigation Links
Tennessee Faith Leaders Call on Reps. Gordon & Blackburn to Co-sponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
Date:9/3/2007

Press Conference August 28 at 11 a.m. in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith, public health and youth leaders from Tennessee will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 28 in Nashville to support legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. The leaders will call on the entire Tennessee Congressional Delegation, particularly U.S. Representatives Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to cosponsor the legislation. As members of the House Subcommittee on Health, Gordon and Blackburn will play a key role in advancing this legislation, HR 1108, The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

The legislation would give FDA the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids, stop tobacco companies from misleading the public about the health risks of their products and allow the FDA to make changes in these products, such as the reduction or removal of harmful constituents. Unbelievably, despite being the most deadly product sold in America, tobacco products are exempt from basic health regulations that apply to other products we consume, such as food and drugs. The FDA regulates a box of macaroni and cheese and a tube of lipstick, but not a pack of cigarettes. Products that are regulated by the FDA will be on display at the event.

WHAT: Faith leaders' press conference calling for legislation to give

the FDA authority over tobacco products that will to protect

children and save lives

WHO: Dr. Richard Land, President, Ethics & Religious Liberty

Commission, Southern Baptist Convention;

Rev. Dave Adams, President, United Methodist Men;

Courtney Wilson, Disciples of Christ, Youth Advocate;

Bishop Martha Thomas, Tennessee State Diocese, The House of God

Church;

Dr. David Lowes Watson, Interim Senior Pastor, West End United

Methodist Church; and

Dr. Chuck Womack, American Heart Association Advocacy Committee

(former Mayor of Cookeville)

WHERE: West End United Methodist Church

2200 West End Avenue

Nashville, Tennessee

WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2007

11 a.m.


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

Related medicine news :

1. Link between Faith, Health and Healing
2. Prayer and Faith Helps Parents Endure Their Child’s Deat
3. Burka Style Inter-faith Gowns For Muslim Patients In UK
4. Role Of Faith In Healing Process
5. New Approach Needed To Restore Faith in Pharmaceutical Industry
6. Faith May Help Stroke Victims
7. Blind Faith Dictates Use Of Herbal Supplements In Many
8. Dutchman Rebuilds Noahs Ark to Spread His Faith
9. Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders
10. Religious Leaders condemn determination of sex in hospitals
11. Need For Social Churning Emphasized In CMC Meet On ‘Leadership In Healthcare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dothan, AL (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 ... ... leaders from across the Dothan-Wiregrass Area in Alabama are expected to attend the ... Mike Schmitz, will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... The annual ... Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who ... C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during this period ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 ... ... reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide ... given to exceptional professionals based on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, offering local frontline ... field of pain management. , The demand for supplemental training related to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Yisrayl ... that delves into how this current generation fits into Bible Prophecy. Yisrayl says this ... various facts pointing to this conclusion, showing how the details line up exactly with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... DUBLIN , Dec 2, 2016 Research ... Pipeline Database" newsletter to their offering. ... , , ... La Merie Publishing,s proprietary R&D Drug Pipeline Database provides 24/7 online ... therapeutic drugs on the market and on investigational drug candidates in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... the largest share in the ECG Cables And ECG Leadwires ... remote monitoring ECG devices. On the other hand, the ... the highest growth rate during the forecast period. ... Company (U.S.), Medtronic plc ( Ireland ), Koninklijke ... Medical International Limited ( China ), held major ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Quantum Radiology,s Mobile Breast Center (QR MBC) brings cutting-edge ... at the workplace, thereby maximizing convenience and compliance.  QR ... and SunTrust Bank, and community health groups to provide ... "I think it,s a great service for ... a mammogram without taking a large amount of time ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: