WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 26, 2007 -- The Federal Trade Commission today released two reports on tobacco industry marketing expenditures showing that the tobacco industry spent a total of $27.7 billion in 2004 and 2005 to advertise and promote their lethal products to Americans.
Tobacco Control Press Releases
American Cancer Society Expert Testifies On Effects of Tobacco Industry Marketing on Disparate Populations
Two weeks after the introduction of legislation to grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee has scheduled a hearing on the bill for February 27.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 1, 2007 -- The District of Columbia’s smoke-free workplaces law will take full effect tomorrow, Jan. 2, when workers and patrons will finally enjoy their long-awaited right to breathe smoke-free air in all indoor workplaces, restaurants and bars.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- December 13, 2006 -- The year 2006 has been marked by enormous progress in the effort to protect the public from the deadly effects of secondhand smoke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- December 1, 2006 -- The District of Columbia’s smoke-free workplaces law takes full effect Jan. 2, 2007, when workplaces, restaurants and bars will be clear of toxic secondhand smoke and District workers and patrons will be granted the right to breathe smokefree air.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 8, 2006 -- Voters in states across the country approved ballot initiatives yesterday that will decrease smoking rates and protect Americans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nov. 1, 2006 -- The tobacco industry is spending upwards of $100 million this election season to oppose ballot initiatives in several states that would protect the public from the deadly effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Launches Push for Ratification of Landmark Global Public Health Treaty
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) the non-profit, non-partisan sister advocacy organization of the American Cancer Society, today escalated its push for the United States to ratify a landmark global public health treaty with a new print advertisement that urges public advocacy in support of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 31, 2006 -- Workers and patrons in the nation’s capital may soon breathe easier thanks to Mayor Anthony Williams’ (D) approval of a bill that will make indoor workplaces in the District, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. The smoke-free bill passed the D.C.