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2014-04-29 12:36:03

Tobacco tax would bring in $438 million in new revenue, reduce youth smoking COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today finds that 63 percent of Ohio voters support raising the cigarette tax by $1 per pack to help fund programs to reduce tobacco use. Just 35 percent of voters oppose increasing the cigarette tax. The poll finds voters from across the state and across virtually every demographic group support increasing the cigarette tax to help fund...

2014-04-03 08:30:50

Research experts seek congressional support for increased research resources for curing stomach cancer DAVIE, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) hosted its first ever Stomach Cancer Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on February 28, 2014 to bring awareness about the increased incidence rate of stomach cancer in young adults and the need to increase funding to combat stomach cancer. The likelihood of being diagnosed at a younger age...

2014-03-11 20:22:29

Groups urge tobacco tax increase of $1.50, more funding for tobacco prevention COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Lung Association: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO As organizations committed to reducing tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death in Ohio, we welcome Gov. John...

2014-01-29 08:27:03

First Joint Project Involves a $20 Million Dream Team Grant for Lung Cancer Research To Be Awarded in 2015 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society, the largest voluntary health organization in the world dedicated to eliminating cancer, and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients in an accelerated time frame, announced today an historic collaboration in the...

2014-01-08 12:26:31

But Groups Say Work Remains to Further Reduce Number Of Lives Lost to Smoking-Related Cancers ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary this month of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, the American Cancer Society and its nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), point to remarkable progress in the fight against tobacco and the resulting lives saved from...

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