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(HEALTH FUNDING) Marylanders Support Hike in Alcohol Tax
Most Maryland residents would pay more tax on alcoholic beverages if it helped people with addictions, developmental disabilities and mental illnesses and provided healthcare for the uninsured. According to a poll funded by a grant from the Abell Foundation and released by the Maryland Chapter of ...
posted 3/2/10 4:40 PM read complete story
TOBACCO: Congress Approves Tobacco Bill
The House of Representatives quickly gives its final OK to the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act (HR 1254), which calls for the Food & Drug Admin. (FDA) to, for the first time, oversee the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco products. The Senate approved the bill yesterday.
posted 6/12/09 12:47 PM read complete story
TOBACCO: Senate Passes Tobacco Bill, House Expected to OK
The House is now set to vote on the legislation today--a vote that insiders tell CHF they expect will send the bill to President Obama's desk.
posted 6/12/09 09:05 AM read complete story
TOBACCO: Congress Poised to Pass Tobacco Regulation Bill
Advocates in the health fields say the legislation is in keeping with the Obama Administration's plans for broader health reform that makes prevention a key component in saving both lives and dollars.
posted 6/9/09 2:58 PM read complete story
CDC Planning New Nat'l Adult Tobacco Survey
CDC's Nat'l Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) is planning a new Nat'l Adult Tobacco Survey (NATS) to help inform national tobacco control efforts.
posted 6/9/09 08:02 AM read complete story
House Passes Bill that Would Give FDA Authority over Tobacco
Anti-tobacco advocates and others in favor of the legislation say that, if other consumer products are regulated by the federal government, tobacco should be no exception. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), says he will introduce the legislation in the Senate following recess later this month.
posted 4/3/09 12:06 PM read complete story
Advocates Applaud SCHIP Tobacco Tax Provision
Children's health and anti-tobacco advocates are calling the 62-cent increase in the cigarette tax--created to finance a $32.8 billion increase to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)--a "historic victory for children's health."
posted 2/5/09 10:18 AM read complete story
Supreme Court Makes Tobacco Case its First Priority
The final decision is likely to play a role in how lawsuits involving smoking and health are treated in the future.
posted 10/6/08 2:50 PM read complete story
House Votes to Regulate Tobacco as a Drug
After more than a decade in the pipeline, legislation calling for federal regulation of tobacco gets the OK from the House of Representatives.
posted 7/31/08 12:11 PM read complete story
Philanthropists Dedicate $500M to Anti-Smoking Efforts
A significant portion of the investment is expected to accelerate implementation of the MPOWER package of proven tobacco control strategies and build economic evidence to support tobacco control over the next two years.
posted 7/24/08 11:07 AM read complete story
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