|Iowa Cigarette Tax Increase Would Fund Universal Access To Care
Democratic lawmakers in Iowa are proposing a plan to fund universal access to health care in the state with a -per-pack increase in the state cigarette tax, the Des Moines Register reports. The plan would create a bipartisan commission to develop way
|American Lung Association Report Card Grades State Tobacco Control Activities
|Dramatic growth in the number of states with smokefree workplace laws and an average cigarette tax of per pack indicate that some progress was made in 2006 to protect the public from the dangers of smoking, according to a report card issued today by th
|Cancer Research UK Dismayed Over Tobacco Meeting At European Parliament
Cancer Research UK is today expressing dismay at the news that the European Parliament is hosting a British American Tobacco (BAT) lobbying event on corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Jean King, Cancer Research UK's director of tobacco control, sa
|Maryland Coalition Pushes For Higher Cigarette Tax, Coverage For The Uninsured
A coalition that includes AARP and labor officials on Tuesday announced the launch of an advertising and direct-mail campaign for a proposal that would double Maryland's cigarette tax and use the proceeds to fund health care coverage for the uninsu
|How Lifestyle Affects Heart Disease Explored By American Journal Of Lifestyle Medicine From SAGE
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. Although some risk factors, such as age and heredity, cannot be controlled, many factors, including smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, and inactivity can be modifi
|Genetic Factors Associated With Head And Neck Cancer Examined By Study
Preliminary research indicates that several specific genetic alterations are associated with the development of smoking-related head and neck skin cancers, according to a report in the January 10 issue of JAMA.
|American Lung Association Applauds Speaker Pelosi's Smokefree Capitol Decision
|The following is a
statement by John Kirkwood, president and CEO of the American Lung
Association, on Speaker Pelosi's Smokefree Capitol Decision:
|Should Smokers Be Refused Surgery? BMJ
Last year a primary care trust announced it would take smokers off waiting lists for surgery in an attempt to contain costs. In this week's BMJ, two experts go head to head over whether smokers should be refused surgery.
|2006 Saw Big Drive To End Global Tobacco Epidemic
In August 2006, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, announced his commitment to donate US$ 125 million towards an initiative to end the global tobacco epidemic.
|Smokers More Likely To Think Fate Decides Who Gets Cancer
A survey of 4,000 Britons by the charity Cancer Research UK revealed today that 25 per cent of UK adults believe getting cancer is decided by fate, and
smokers were 50 per cent more likely to believe this than non-smokers.
Dr Lesley Walker, direct
|Healthy Wisconsin Council Recommends Cigarette Tax Increase To Fund Health Care, Other Coverage Expansion Efforts
The Healthy Wisconsin Council on Tuesday recommended a -per-pack cigarette tax increase to help expand Medicaid eligibility to an additional 61,000 uninsured residents, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The council, composed of legislators and