Navigation Links
Virginia Faith Leaders Call on Sens. Webb & Warner to Support Legislation to Protect Kids From Tobacco
Date:3/3/2009

Press Conference March 5 at 11 a.m. in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith and public health leaders from Virginia will hold a press conference on March 5 in Richmond to call on U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and the entire Virginia Congressional Delegation to support legislation that would grant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to mark-up the bill this Wednesday, a full House vote is expected in the coming weeks.

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

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 to protect children and save lives

WHO: Linda Crabbs, Associate Pastor, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Bishop Charlene Kammerer, United Methodist Church- Virginia Conference

Ali Faruk, Policy Analyst, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

M. Imad Damaj, President, Virginia Muslim Coalition

WHERE: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

9155 Hungary Road

Richmond, VA 23294

WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009

11 a.m.


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

Related medicine news :

1. Specialists On Call Accelerating Access to Emergency Neurology On-Call Services in Virginia
2. Versus Technology, Inc. Announces Sale of Real-Time Location System to Virginia Mason Kirkland Clinic
3. AstraZeneca Licenses Novel Antidepressant Compounds Discovered by Mayo Clinic and Virginia Tech Collaboration
4. Virginia Leaders Should Reject Flawed Smoke-Free Legislation That Fails to Protect Everyones Right to Breathe Clean Air
5. Virginia Hospitals Improve Heart Care--Death & Readmission Rates Decline
6. Overwhelming Majority of Virginia Voters Favor Increasing the Cigarette Tax to the National Average
7. Virginia Amputees Challenge Insurance Lobby to Compromise
8. Covenant House Appoints Virginia S. Bauer Senior Vice President
9. Preventing the Next Virginia Tech -- The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association Launched Today
10. Salmonella Linked to Deaths in Virginia, Minnesota
11. Virginia Business Coalition on Health Issues Statement of Support for Hospital Improvement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While ... dark poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. ... to medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Southern ... and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, ... cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder ... based in Tennessee , will operate ... expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to ... "In an interoperable world, technology ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central ... and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today ... included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters ... as at a few other company-owned facilities across the ... patients, some of whom will begin to see the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: