Statement of Daniel E. Smith, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- August 1, 2007 -- "Today’s House vote is a major win for the cancer community on several fronts.
On behalf of the millions of families who have experienced the devastating effects of tobacco addiction, I commend Chairman Senator Kennedy (D-MA) and the members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee for approving the bill by a 13-8 vote, moving legislation forward to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad authority to regulate tobacco products.
WASHINGTON — July 30, 2007 — The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the addition of a new senior staff member in policy development and a new senior staff member and senior-level promotion within its sister advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 24, 2007 -- A grassroots army of cancer advocates across the United States is flooding the offices of many U.S.
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.