タバコ増税し小児保健医療充実を/米国医学会

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State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) 実現に向けて、
タバコの増税(31¢から 1$へ)により、小児保健医療充実財源とするようにとのキャンペーン。


それぞれの医療事情/米国版
http://kurie.at.webry.info/200707/article_27.html
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AMA runs ad supporting an increase in the tobacco tax to fund kids' health care
For immediate release July 17, 2007
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/17828.html

画像WASHINGTON - Today, the American Medical Association launched an advertising campaign supporting an increase in the tobacco tax to fund children's health care. The print advertisements ask Congress to increase the federal tobacco tax to pay for the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a federal-state program that provides health care coverage to millions of low-income children.
The first ad is running in Capitol Hill publications this week. It features a happy child running on one side and discarded cigarettes on the other side, with a line saying "It's about time Congress had an easy decision." The ad calls on Congress to reauthorize SCHIP and increase the taxes for tobacco sales to fund the program. According to a recent poll, two-thirds of Americans support a tobacco tax increase to fund children's health care.
"For SCHIP to continue to provide substantial benefits to our nation's children, Congress must find a way to pay for covering the millions of kids the program will protect," said American Medical Association President Ron Davis, MD. "We hope this ad will show how an increase in the federal tobacco tax can serve as a key funding source for children's health care, and help deter current and future Americans from using tobacco."
"Studies show that for every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes, youth smoking is reduced by seven percent, and overall consumption by four percent," said Dr. Davis. "The facts are clear – higher tobacco taxes equal lower smoking rates in the long run."
View the ad (PDF, 90KB, requires Adobe® Reader®).

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