Navigation Links
U.S. Rep. Connolly, Inova Hospital Physicians, Public Health Groups Call for Congressional Action to Protect Kids From Tobacco
Date:3/17/2009

Press Conference March 19th at 10 a.m. in Falls Church

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, several prominent doctors from Inova Health System and public health leaders from Virginia will hold a press conference on March 19th in Falls Church to call for quick passage of federal legislation that would grant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the bill earlier this month and a full House vote is expected in the coming weeks. Rep. Connolly is an original cosponsor of the legislation.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO)

The participants will highlight a recent report about the tobacco industry's new aggressive marketing campaigns aimed at women and girls. The report shows, while overall cancer death rates are decreasing for both men and women, lung cancer death rates have yet to decline for women. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women, having surpassed breast cancer in 1987, and smoking puts women and girls at greater risk of a wide range of deadly diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, emphysema and numerous cancers.

The legislation would give the 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.

***The latest tobacco products targeting women and girls will be on display at the event***

WHAT: U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, several prominent doctors from Inova Health System and public health leaders from Virginia call for legislation to give the FDA authority over tobacco products to protect children and save lives.

WHO:

U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly

Dr. David Ascher, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Dr. Kirsten Edmiston, Medical Director, Inova Cancer Services, Inova Health System

Dr. John Osborn, Section Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Keenan Caldwell, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society - Virginia

David DeBiasi, Director of Advocacy & Public Education, American Lung Association of Virginia

WHERE:

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Claude Moore Health Education and Research Center (Atrium)

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

WHEN:

Thursday, March 19th

10:00 a.m.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Suzanne M. Connolly, MD Named 2008-2009 President of Womens Dermatologic Society
2. Sinovac Announces that Government Investigation Rules Out Healives Role in Childs Death
3. Vista Partners Updates Coverage on MediciNova Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV); Maintains $8.50 Price Target
4. Sinovac Provides Support to Chinas Ministry of Health to Aid Earthquake Victims
5. Sinovac to Present at the Brean Murray, Carret & Co. Fourth Investor Tour of China
6. Labopharm enters into licensing and distribution agreement for once-daily tramadol in Australia with iNova
7. Martek Wins German DHA Patent Infringement Actions Against Lonza and One of Nutrinovas Customers in Suits Relating to DHA Product Marketed for Use in Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
8. Northwest Hospital Surgeons Perform First EsophyX Procedure in Washington State
9. New Corporate Agreement with Legacy Hospital Partners, Inc. Names Broadlane Exclusive Provider of Supply Chain and Procurement Services
10. Peyton Manning Childrens Hospital at St. Vincent Will Serve As Lead Sponsor of Hear Indianas 6th Annual Talk Walk Run 2009
11. Black young adults hospitalized for stroke at much higher rate than whites, Hispanics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... "ProBrand Flip allows ... all media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProBrand Flip ... to use drop zones. Editors can select from a variety of flip book animations. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c., a ... Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 years of experience with ... help patients realize their family building goals. Acupuncture helps fertility patients ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... “Walking With God: Inspirational Lessons from My Life's Journey”: ... to be aware of God's direction in their lives. “Walking With God: Inspirational Lessons ... and active church leader. , Sanford says, “I enjoy sharing the true ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... The Business Architecture Guild ... Reston, VA on March 21-22, 2017. This premier event features business practitioners and ... a cross-section of industries such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, retail, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... , ... "Hacking into my medical record wouldn’t be hard for my boyfriend, ... "Margaret in Berlin," Book Twelve in the Margaret of Greenwich ® Young Adult ... novels narrate the lives of a poor teenager and her wealthy friends in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016   AlloSource , ... cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use ... Business Process Manager, for being named to the ... National Quality Award by the Commerce Department,s National ... organization,s commitment to process excellence. The Baldrige Award ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016  Nearly 30 million people ... from the epidemic of diabetes. 1 However, nearly ... elevated glucose levels (hyperglycemia) and significant glucose variability. 2 ... complications, including cardiovascular events. If left untreated, hyperglycemia can ... eye disease or blindness. 3 As ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Miss. , Dec. 6, 2016 Two ... rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday ... . The technology debuted before an audience including ... and representatives from Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement ... Drone Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: