WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 26, 2008 -- Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman today signed the Nebraska Clean Indoor Act, comprehensive legislation that will eliminate smoking in workplaces, bars, restaurants and casinos throughout the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 20, 2008 -- An insidious new generation of tobacco products is threatening efforts to reduce tobacco use in the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 14, 2008 -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced its Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels will make its 8,000 smoking guest rooms in 300 hotels and resorts smoke-free by December 31, 2008.
President's Budget Proposal Shortchanges Cancer Research and Prevention Programs, Threatening Future Progress
In his final budget proposal, President Bush once again has proposed to fund cancer research and prevention programs at levels that are wholly inadequate to wage an effective war on cancer, which killed an estimated 560,000 people in America last year.
American Cancer Society Expert and Volunteer Testify On Increased Need for Funding for Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 29, 2008 -- U.S.
Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones will join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) tonight to send a message to President Bush and Congress that federal funding for groundbreaking cancer research and lifesaving prevention and early detection programs should be a national priority.
House Narrowly Upholds President's Second Veto of Children's Health Bill and Tobacco Tax Increase
Cancer patients and their loved ones are saddened that Congress, at the insistence of the President, has for the fifth consecutive year put forward appropriations legislation essentially flat funding cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The President today is expected to reject his second chance to give four million disadvantaged children access to health insurance by vetoing the bipartisan bill to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through an increase in the federal tobacco tax.
Cancer patients and their loved ones are frustrated and disappointed that Congress fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the president’s veto of the Labor HHS appropriations bill that includes funds to provide for much needed increases in cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).