WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 25, 2007 -- "Lawmakers today put the lives of 900,000 people above the interests of the tobacco industry by voting to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program with a substantial increase in federal tobacco taxes.
House Narrowly Upholds President's Veto of Children's Health Bill and Tobacco Tax Increase
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 3, 2007 -- "The President today sided with the tobacco industry instead of America’s children with his veto of the bipartisan bill to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Public health experts are testifying today in support of what millions of families who have lost loved ones to the deadly effects of tobacco already know that it’s long past time to grant the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and sale of tobacco products.
As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off today it’s important to note that inadequate funding continues to limit the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program (NBCCEDP) to providing screenings to only one in five eligible women nationwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 1, 2007 -- Minnesota's statewide smoke-free law takes effect today, meaning that half of the United States is now protected by a smoke-free policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 27, 2007 -- “We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing the bipartisan compromise bill today (67-29) to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program with a 61-cent increase in the federal tobacco tax.
House Puts Childrens' Health First; Votes to Expand SCHIP With an Increase in the Federal Tobacco Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 25, 2007 -- "We applaud the House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan compromise bill today (265-159) to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program with a 61-cent increase in the federal tobacco tax.
WASHINGTON -- September 24, 2007 -- More than 500 cancer survivors, patients, caregivers and volunteers from all 50 states are uniting today to lobby their members of Congress in support of policies that will help prevent and fight cancer.
House and Senate Leaders Agree on Bill to Raise Tobacco Taxes and Expand Health Care Coverage for Children
WASHINGTON -- September 19, 2007 -- "The agreement between House and Senate leaders to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program is a major step forward for the public health community.