Senate Finance Committee Approves Cigarette Tax Increase
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) today sent a letter to the members of the Senate Finance Committee urging approval of a 61 cents per pack increase in the federal cigarette excise tax and a comparable increase for other tobacco products. The tax increase is included in a bill to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), slated for Committee mark up tomorrow evening.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 11, 2007 -- "The bipartisan agreement by the Senate Finance Committee to raise the federal tobacco tax by 61 cents adds important momentum to the effort to fund the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in a way that also will protect public health.
National Pain Care Legislation Would Increase Research, Education and Awareness of Pain Management Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 11, 2007 -- Millions of Americans who suffer from pain could soon find relief thanks to legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today.
Congressional Support for Increased Cancer Research and Screening Funding Key to Putting Progress Back on Track
Members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services confirmed a renewed commitment to reinvigorate the war on cancer today, supporting the inclusion of a more than one-billion dollar increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY 2009.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 20, 2007 -- Nearly halfway through 2007, the smoke-free movement that has swept the country in recent years has assumed an even faster pace.
WASHINGTON June 5, 2007 The American Cancer Society today issued four principles that define meaningful health insurance and highlight major problems in the health care system that are impeding progress against cancer and other major diseases.
BOSTON -- August 7, 2007 -- More than a quarter of states are not measuring up in the fight against cancer, according to a new report evaluating state legislative activity on cancer policy issues. The report, developed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) in collabora
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -– April 20, 2007 -– President Bush signed critical legislation into law today to expand a successful program that provides lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.