Activate Direct Californians for a Cure CCRA Campaign News copyright (c) 2011, 2011-03-04T18:16:49Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.zjbrsevq9ndjd9 2011-03-04T18:16:49Z <p>Seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong is joining the fight to fund cancer research in California and save lives.</p> ABC News: Proposed cigarette tax to fund cancer research 2011-03-04T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.zj593d2to11jv7 2011-03-05T07:57:18Z <p><i>by Lance Armstrong and Don Perata</i></p> It's California's Time to Make History in the Fight to End Cancer 2011-03-02T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.zj2a6otvgx1hec 2011-03-01T17:17:45Z <p>New Analysis Released By The Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids Finds That Initiative Would Save 64,500 Lives In Southern California And Prevent 142,500 Area Children From Smoking</p> California Cancer Research Act Names Lance Armstrong and Sen. Don Perata as Campaign Co-Chairs 2011-03-01T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.ziwzd7stdu167x 2011-02-27T22:42:05Z <p>Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will launch a campaign in support of the <st1:state><st1:place>California</st1:place></st1:state> Cancer Research Act, which would add a $1 tax to tobacco products.</p> LA TIMES: Lance Armstrong campaigns for tobacco tax initiative to fund cancer research 2011-02-27T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.zi4hy4bzunp97q 2011-02-18T16:12:05Z <p>Cigarette barons, Philip Morris USA< create political committee in California to finance campaign against cancer research ballot measure</p> Big Tobacco's Big Money Smokescreen to Kill The California Cancer Research Act 2011-02-18T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.zfk3iw5s2zdtbn 2011-01-19T11:15:07Z <p>Founder of the Breast Cancer Research postage stamp endorses the <st1:state><st1:place>California</st1:place></st1:state> initiative to use tobacco dollars for cancer cure.</p> Dr. Ernie Bodai gives the California Cancer Research Act his Stamp of Approval 2011-01-19T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.z32bqykb6ghv5h 2011-02-07T17:25:18Z <p style="text-align: left;">Sacramento- Today, the Secretary of State’s office announced that the California Cancer Research Act qualified for the next statewide ballot. The coalition of the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the Livestrong Foundation, with support from former Senate Pro Temp Don Perata, submitted signatures for verification in June.</p> California Cancer Research Act Qualifies for Statewide Ballot 2010-08-25T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yzhf0mmko8tix5 2011-02-07T17:27:21Z <p style="padding-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 2.5px; margin-top: 12px; color: #333333; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.2em; font-weight: normal; font-family: arial;">FINALLY, CALIFORNIA voters are getting another shot at a tobacco tax.</p> <p style="padding-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 2.5px; margin-top: 12px; color: #333333; margin-right: 0px; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.2em; font-weight: normal; font-family: arial;">Thanks to the 634,722 registered voters who signed on in support, truckloads of petitions were turned into the state on Wednesday to get the California Cancer Research Act on the ballot.</p> Raise tobacco tax - July 12 letter to the editor 2010-07-14T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yzazxvuy9vtmv7 2010-07-14T13:45:27Z <p>Backers of a state initiative that would increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to provide more than $500 million a year to prevent, detect and treat cancer said today that they have gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in 2012.</p> Cigarette tax initative could be on 2012 ballot 2010-07-10T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yzb1ifbclgh19n 2010-07-12T11:20:59Z <p>The California Cancer Research Act, which supporters are attempting to qualify for the 2012 ballot, would spend $500 million to find ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer, as well as raise the cigarette tax by $1 per pack to fund tobacco education efforts, Don Perata (D), former Senate President Pro Tempore and current Oakland mayoral candidate, writes in a San Jose Mercury News opinion piece.</p> Opinion: Act Needed To Boost Work on Cancer, Tobacco 2010-07-09T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yz27c5z3sq9spf 2011-02-07T17:29:18Z <p>Cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide this year. Without global action, the number of people living with — and dying from — the disease will triple by 2030. As a cancer survivor, I'm overwhelmed by the toll this disease takes on humankind. Despite continuing advancements in medical treatment and prevention, cancer remains a leading cause of death in California, with more than 140,000 Californians diagnosed every year.</p> Initiative will take aim at cancer — and tobacco 2010-07-08T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yzb0xcju2z5vj1 2010-07-12T11:09:35Z <p>The American Lung Association in California is pleased to join with its health partners and Senator Perata to make this announcement -- we have succeeded in the monumental task of collecting enough signatures to qualify a truly life-saving initiative for the ballot.</p> Submitting Signatures to Qualify the Cancer Research Act for the Ballot 2010-06-30T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yyba0ka7omtbz9 2010-06-30T19:17:04Z <p>Lance Armstrong endorses the California Cancer Research Act!</p> Lance Armstrong endorses the California Cancer Research Act! 2010-06-29T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yybam1vhb91k76 2010-06-30T19:11:40Z <p>Proponents of a proposed initiative that would increase the cigarette tax by $1 a pack to raise funds for cancer research are submitting petition signatures to qualify for the 2012 ballot.</p> Initiative to up tobacco tax for cancer research aims for 2012 2010-06-28T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yub28s8upgt2ke 2010-05-14T17:18:36Z <p>Supporters Can Compete in Online Game for Chance to Win Name on Armstrong's Bike During the Tour de France</p> Lance Armstrong and Team RadioShack Ride for Everyday Heroes 2010-05-12T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yrnrn52765hvlo 2010-04-13T14:09:30Z <p>In California and in Kern County, the war against Big Tobacco goes on.</p> These petition-gatherers are saving lives 2010-04-12T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yrnrwtcqd1hyw8 2010-04-13T14:14:56Z <p>The American Lung Association released its latest report today, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans [1], a compilation of research examining lung cancer among African Americans and the need to eliminate this and other health disparities.</p> American Lung Association Report Shows Health Disparities in Lung Cancer on African Americans 2010-04-12T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.ypgeioojg8xl2n 2010-03-18T16:11:17Z <p>IMPUESTO: Calculan que 40,000 personas morirán por enfermedades asociadas al tabaco cada año en California.</p> Recolectan firmas para una iniciativa para gravar tabaco 2010-03-11T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.ykj8ev0j2vxlw5 2010-01-19T18:49:17Z <p>The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied tobacco companies' appeals of a San Francisco jury's award of $2.85 million in damages to the family of a woman who died of lung cancer after smoking cigarettes for 26 years.</p> State high court denies tobacco company appeals 2010-01-14T00:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.yk3dtktt39hkid 2010-01-14T14:37:07Z <p>California gets a failing grade on tobacco prevention spending – as well as low marks for cessation coverage and for its low level of cigarette taxes – according to the annual “State of Tobacco Control” report card issued today by the American Lung Association.  </p> REPORT CARD GIVES CALIFORNIA FAILING GRADE ON TOBACCO PREVENTION SPENDING 2010-01-12T12:00:00Z urn:article:ygawhav2to1pdv.ygawqeqj2fhpwr 2010-01-28T16:47:17Z <p>OAKLAND, Calif. -- Former state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said Monday that he's helping launch a state initiative that would increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to provide more than $500 million a year to prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer.</p> Perata Supports Cigarette Tax For Cancer Research 2009-11-16T00:00:00Z