Coaliion on Smoking or Health Seeks to Influence Legislators
Date: 05 Mar 1982
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- Kessler, J.D.
- NELE, NEWSLETTER
- LEGAL DEPT FILE ROOM
- Named Organization
- American Heart Assn
- American Lung Assn
- Coalition on Smoking or Health
- Hhs, Dept of Health and Human Services
- Natl Interagency Council on Smoking
- Univ of Nv Reno
- American Cancer Society
- Named Person
- Daugherty, R.M., J.R.
- Kessler, J.D.
- Surgeon General
- Date Loaded
- 07 Jan 1999
- Master ID
- 03607523-8364 Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 810000 Hearing Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources United States Senate Ninety-Seventh Congress Second Session on S. 1929
- 03607531-7540 97th Congress 1st Session S. 1929 to Amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to Increase the Availability to the American Public of Information on the Health Consequences of Smoking and Thereby Improve Informed Choice, and for Other Purposes.
- 03607587-7594 National Institute on Drug Abuse Technical Review on Cigarette Smoking As An Addiction
- 03607621-7623 Coalition on Smoking or Health .. A Public Policy Project with the National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health
- 03607624-7626 Former Ftc Counsel to Staff Coalition on Smoking or Health
- 03607627-7629 Statement of the American Lung Association to the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment on H.R. 5653, the Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act
- 03607630-7636 the Importance of the Federal Government in the Prevention of Smoking Related Diseases Testimony in Support of H.R. 5653, A Revised Version of H.R. 4957 the Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act by the American Lung Association
- 03607681-7692 Lung Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease and Smoking
- 03607717-7724 Statement on S. 1929 'comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 810000' of Dan G. Mcnamara, M.D., F.A.C.C. President to Honorable Orrin G. Hatch Chairman Committee on Labor and Human Resources
- 03607725-7726 File No. 792-3204
- 03607727-7730 Statement of the American Medical Association to the Labor and Human Resources Committee U.S. Senate Re: S. 1929 Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act
- 03607731-7734 Statement on S. 1929 the Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 810000 by John R. Walton, Rrt President
- 03607735-7740 Statement of the American College of Physicians on S. 1929, the 'comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 810000'
- 03607741-7749 Testimony of the American College of Chest Physicians Submitted by Thomas L Petty, M.D., F.C.C.P. President Regarding S. 1929 'the Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 820000'
- 03607750-7751 Testimony of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), by Its Executive Director and Chief Counsel, John F, Banzhaf III, Before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Chaired by the Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, on the Comprehfnsive Smoking Prevention Education Act (S. 1929) Submitted 820402
- 03607752-7763 Federal Trade Commission Staff Report on the Cigarette Advertising Investigation
- 03607764-7770 Statement of the Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers International Union to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources Re: S. 1929 'the Comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 820000
- 03607771-7790 Comments on H.R. 4957 - - Proposed 'comprehensive Smoking Prevention Education Act of 810000'
- 03607791-7793 Cigarette Smoking of Pregnant Women
- 03607794-7809 Peter L. Berger
- 03607810-7813 Gilgamesh on the Washington Shuttle
- 03607814-7848 Statement Rodger L. Bick, M.D.
- 03607849-7854 Statement of Theodore H. Blau Ph.D. Presented Before Subcommittee on Health and the Environment House of Representatives
- 03607855-7858 Statement of Walter M. Booker, Ph.D.
- 03607859-7864 Statment Smoking and Fetal Growth
- 03607865-7873 Curriculum Vitae Oliver Gilbert Brooke
- 03607874-7884 Statement of Barbara B. Brown, Ph.D.
- 03607885-7892 Statement of Dr. Victor Buhler
- 03607893-7896 Statement of Jack Matthews Farris, M.D.
- 03607897-7909 Statement of Sherwin J. Feinhandler, Ph.D.
- 03607910-7936 Statement of Edwin R. Fisher, M.D.
- 03607937-7945 Statement of H. Russell Fisher, M.D.
- 03607946-7979 Statement of Jean D. Gibbons
- 03607980-7983 Statement of Katherine Mcdermott Herrold, M.D.
- 03607984-7997 Statement of Arthur Furst, Ph.D.
- 03607998-8015 Statement of Richard J, Hickey, Ph.D.
- 03608016-8021 Statement of Duncan Hutcheon, M.D., D.Phil. Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine 820312
- 03608022-8053 Statement of Leon O. Jacobson
- 03608054-8065 State Ment of Lawrence L, Kupper, Ph.D.
- 03608066-8085 Statement of Hiram Thomas Langston M.D. Clinical Professor of Surgery (Emeritus) Northwestern University Medical School
- 03608086-8091 the Alleged Cost of Cigarette Smoke
- 03608092-8121 Statement of Eleanor J. Macdonald Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology Department of Cancer Prevention University of Texas System Cancer Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas
- 03608122-8129 Statement of John E. O'toole, Chairman, Foote, Cone & Belding Communications, Inc.
- 03608130-8166 Statement by L.G.S. Rao, Ph.D. Bellshill Maternity Hospital Bellshill, Scotland, U.K. Regarding H.R. 4957 S. 1929
- 03608170-8173 Statement of Henry Rothschild, M.D., Ph.D.
- 03608177-8190 Statement of Bernice C. Sachs, M.D., Seattle, Washington
- 03608191-8195 Concerning the 'comprehensive Smoking Prevention Act of 820000'
- 03608205-8236 Statement of Sheldon C. Sommers, M.D.
- 03608237-8246 Statement Professor T.D. Sterling
- 03608247-8275 Statement of Professor Yoram J. Wind for Submission to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
- 03608276-8277 for Use at 10 A.M. Tuesday, 820316
- 03608278-8287 Statement of Robert Casad Hockett
- 03608288-8317 Relationships Between Family Smoking Habits, Individual Differences in Personality, and the Smoking Behavior of College Students
- 03608318-8337 Personality and Smoking Behavior
- 03608338-8364 on the Relation Between Family Smoking Habits and the Smoking Behavior of College Students
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i 90 COALTION ON SMOKING OR HEALTH SEERS TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATORS WASHINGTON, March 5-- A new "Coalition on Smoking OR Health" backed by thirty the nation's leading health, education and youth leadership organizations, has formed to advance the cause of smoking prevention in the United States, it was announced today. The coalition, which will be based in Washington, D.C., will bring smoking pre- vention issues to the attention to legislators and federal officials and will promote support for federal smoking prevention education programs, according to D. Kessler, chairman of the coalition's steering committee. "The Coalition on Smoking OR Health serves as the public policy action arm of National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health (NICSH)," Kessler said. N is a voluntary association of leading groups formed in 1967 to inform the publi about the dangers of cigarette smoking. The coalition will work closely with three major voluntary health organizations -- the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association. ~"CIGARETTE SMOKING IS THE SINGLE MOST PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES" Coalition on Smoking OR Healt A PUBLIC POLICY PROJECT WfTH THE - - NATIONAL INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON SMOKING AND HEALTH 91 .___..t:cn vill immediately focus on promot ...e er.d vould support enactment of a Compreher oth< that would amon 1929% ii7 d S 3 , g . "', .,, ., . an :4irette warning labels. y., .~ .,er imediate public policy priorities: "We are r e.ns.e.- re:erel protections for Americans against exposure ..... .. .w e.empt from protective controls which govern foc rr.... .. ar . ... ~st:oning the consistency and propriety of nat? M-a ...c-ae t.u dollars to inform Americans about the heal er..+e ...e at the same time allocating additional tax doll .+,-, ..+ . c-oacco." fr.et ;:c:qn.rty, Jr., N.D., Ph.D., chairman of the NICSH : eeet..,er,.t ~f the Coalition on Smoking OR Health as a meen: "r.ge federal initiatives and activities on smokinF =..Wrtt ~s _ean of the school of medicine at the University es«-~ct c-:. prevalence of smoking is declining," Dr. Daugher :ne difficulty of the task that lies ahead." He as vast resources, is very good at waging camp :-cs:on and doubt in the minds of the public." -more-
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91 %eIs:er said the coalition will immediately focus on promoting a substantial in- ar.e%e :a the :ederal excise tax on cigarettes to deter children and youth from atart.ag to smoke and would support enactment of a Comprehensive Smoking Prevention [dlc4::cr. Act (H.R. 4957 and S. 1929) that would, among other provisions, provide for at:ecgthened cigarette warning labels. Me cited other immediate public policy priorities: "We are raising the question of adequate federal protections for Americans against exposure to toxins in tobacco, .lich is now exempt from protective controls which govern foods, drugs, substances aad products. "4sd we are questioning the consistency and propriety of national public policies rhich allocate tax dollars to inform Americans about the health dangers of cigarette s.oking while at the same time allocating additional tax dollars to subsidize the prod::ct£on of tobacco." - fobett K. Daugherty, Jr., H.D., Ph.D., chairman of the NICSH said, "We welcome the establishment of the Coalition on Smoking OR Health as a means by which we can better encourage federal initiatives and activities on smoking and health." Dr. Pausherty is dean of the school of medicine at the University of Nevada at Reno. 'llthough the prevalence of smoking is declining," Dr. Daugherty said, "we do not underestimate the difficulty of the task that lies ahead." He added, "The tobacco iadustry, with its vast resources, is very good at waging campaigns designed to ereace diversion and doubt in the minds of the public." -more-
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i 92 Coalition - Page Three "To counter the immense determination of the tobacco industry to keep Americans smoking, our limited resources must be effectively coordinated and the interface with the federal sector maintained," he said. "We hope the coalition will serve to focus our efforts in this critical public health area." Kessler said the coalition hoped to counter fallacies, myths and misinformation on the health hazards of smoking. In 1981 the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that cigarette smoking caused 340,000 premature deaths, injured the health of an estimated 10 million Americans and cost $41 billion in medical care and economic productivity. "As the Surgeon General's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking pointed out, Kessler said, "cigarette smoking is the chief, single avoidable cause of death in our society and the most important health issue of our time." . .+ "Ve agree with the Surgeon General and we believe that the majority of Americans feel the same way," he added. "We intend to do our best to keep these issues before the Congress." The NICHS and the coalition said scientific evidence is overwhelming that cigarette smoking: causes cancer of the lung, larynx, esophagus, urinary bladder, mouth and pancreas; causes emphysema and chronic bronchitis; is.a major risk factor for coronary heart disease; is associated with retarded fetal growth; and is an in- creased risk for spontaneous abortion and prenatal death. 8 93 COALITION ON SMOKING OR HE. A Public Policy Project W The National Interagency Council on SmokinE ..~c;casl Interagency Council on Smoking and Health (NICS .~dch, edccation, and youth leadership organizations hav .. :. ;`e problem of cigarette smoking on human health. It s .-.a :r._e?endent force to inform the public of the harmful ef (70) national organizations currently comprise the me: .--ed cith the emergence of a number of national initiat- ... .._-H Board of Directors in July, 1981 approved a propos. n:.d focus its resources on public policy issues. ...CSH, along with many of its member organizations, part: ._-nce on Smoking OR Health in New York in November, 198: a.e:c.ince recommended a broad agenda of future actions to a2 pt-ention in the United States. . e,..;erence called on the three major voluntary health org Ca._ r Society, the American Heart Association the the Americ ..,e .cedership in establishing a national coalition in Washi ,..;ri;y recommendations in the area of public policy. .... .hree agencies -- working in close cooperation with the p::ress of establishing the Coalition on Smoking OR Health to r~-;icn of legislators and federal officials and to promote ;revr~:ion education programs. .. .:CSH and the Coalition on Smoking OR Health are deeply c :eis toll in death, debilitation and dollars taken each year . ... :~3: the Department of Health and Human Services estimates .-...~_c costs of cigarette smoking will total: more than 340,000 premature deaths in the United St: . the debilitation of an additional 10 million Americ: . the expenditure of an estimated $41 billion, as fol: -- $13 billion in medical care costs -- $25 billion in lost economic productivity -- $ 3.8 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs !% %:CSH and the Coalition on Smoking OR Health believe that +.-.. l:azards is overwhelming and clearly indicates that ciga causes cancer of the lung, larnyx, esophagus, urinar pazcreas causes emphysema and chronic bronchitis is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease arn peripheral vascular disease is associated with retarded fetal growth, an increas abortion and prenatal death