Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are urging their Members of Congress to support critical legislation that would save lives by putting an end to Big Tobacco's despicable and deceptive practices to attract and addict youth to smoking and keep current smokers from quitting.
Tobacco Control Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 18, 2009 -- “Legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products now heads to the House Floor after being voted out of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today.
Congress Can Deliver Historic Victory for Children and America 's Health By Granting FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 3, 2009 -- Our public health organizations strongly support the bipartisan legislation introduced today to provide the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 4, 2009 -- Today, President Obama is widely expected to sign legislation into law that expands the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with an increase in the federal cigarette tax.
Senate Votes to Save Children 's Lives by Raising the Federal Tobacco Tax, Expand Access to Health Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 29, 2009 -- The U.S. Senate today took an important step in support of public health by voting to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with an increase in the federal tobacco tax.
The House of Representatives today took an important step in support of public health with a vote of 289-139 in favor of expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with an increase in the federal cigarette tax.
Cancer Community Applauds Federal Trade Commission Decision That Keeps Big Tobacco Accountable to Consumers
Big Tobacco won’t be able to argue that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sanctions the industry’s deception of consumers any longer, as the agency today rescinded its 40-year-old policy on labeling of supposed reduced-risk products.
WASHINGTON, DC -- October 14, 2008 -- The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments today in the federal government’s landmark racketeering lawsuit against the tobacco industry, The United States of America v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.