Blog posts matching "Control de tabaco"

15 de Noviembre de 2012

What it Takes to Be a Quitter

Today the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN are celebrating the 37th Great American Smokeout. Each year on this day, thousands of people across the country put down their cigarettes for a day, and many make a plan to never pick them up again. However, the Great American Smokeout is also a day to draw attention to the devastating impact tobacco use continues to have on our country and how lawmakers can help to reverse it.

25 de Octubre de 2012

New Study Shows Anti-Smoking TV Ads Can Make a Difference

I recently came across a fascinating new study that shows the power of television advertising in encouraging people to quit smoking. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the study results suggest that smokers who are exposed to graphic and/or emotional TV ads are more likely to attempt to quit smoking than smokers who donŠ—'t see the ads.

14 de Agosto de 2012

Majority of States Not Measuring Up on Laws to Fight Cancer

A new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? shows that the majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer. The report ranks where states stand on these issues that play a critical role in reducing cancer incidence and death. It measures seven specific issues.

15 de Junio de 2012

Illinois Governor Signs $1 Cigarette Tax Increase

Illinois celebrated a major victory against Big Tobacco this week! Governor Pat Quinn signed into law yesterday morning a $1 cigarette tax increase, bringing the state cigarette tax to $1.98 a pack. With this increase, 38,600 Illinois lives will be saved, 72,700 Illinoisan kids will not start smoking and the state will raise $348.8 million in new revenue annually.

8 de Junio de 2012

The Fight Continues: An Update on Proposition 29

With all of the precincts reporting in, there are only 40,000 votes separating the yes votes from the no votes. However, estimates show more than 1 million mail-in and provisional ballots were left uncounted on election night. Therefore, ACS CAN and the campaign coalition are not conceding the election outcome, and we and our public health partners are pledging to fight for the health of Californians until every vote is counted.

15 de Mayo de 2012

Senators Introduce Tobacco Tax Equity Bill

I am pleased to share with you that U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced a bill last week that would eliminate disparities in the federal tax rates for various tobacco products, a proposal that will increase federal revenues and save lives.

8 de Mayo de 2012

Meet Me in St. Louis: ACS CANŠ—'s SLA Summit

I recently returned from one of the best events ACS CAN hosts all year Š—– the State Lead Ambassador Summit. With one in every state, State Lead Ambassadors (SLAs) are ACS CANŠ—'s top ranking grassroots volunteers. They coordinate all volunteer-led work across their state.

6 de Abril de 2012

New Tobacco Atlas Shows Promise of Progress for a Global Problem

With almost 6 million people dying annually from smoking-related diseases, you can see how the tobacco industry has been able to earn incredible profits from addicting people to their products using manipulating, misleading practices. In fact, in 2010, the six leading tobacco companies in the world made a collective profit of $35.1 billion, the equivalent of the profits of Coca Cola, McDonalds and Microsoft combined.

8 de Marzo de 2012

Tobacco and Youth - Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Report

The report includes the latest information about the trends of youth tobacco use and its devastating impact on health. The report also details the tobacco industryŠ—'s continued efforts to addict kids to its deadly products through insidious marketing and promotion directed at youth.