Tell President Bush to Support the Global Tobacco Treaty
(a mailing from my ACS Cancer Action Network)
A year ago today, the world's first public health treaty - the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - became law. The treaty offers the world a chance to avoid millions of deaths caused by tobacco use.
To date, more than 120 countries have ratified the treaty, making it one of the most rapidly embraced treaties in history.
Sadly, the United States is not among these 120 countries.
Tell President Bush to Send the
Tobacco Treaty to the Senate for Ratification
After signing the treaty in May 2004, the President has failed to send it to the Senate for ratification.
Call 1-888-NOW-I-CAN right now and leave a message with the White House operator.
President Bush needs to hear that his constituents -- the American people -- want this treaty ratified.
Can't make the call? Then take two minutes to send an email to the White House.
Whether by phone or by email, President Bush and his Administration need to hear from you. How many more children need to get addicted to tobacco before something is done?
The United States, home to Philip Morris the world's largest tobacco company, has a responsibility to help stop the growing global tobacco epidemic. Currently, tobacco use kills nearly 5 million people a year and that number is expected to grow to 10 million a year within two decades. Tobacco use remains leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
Your voice can make the difference.
Please call 1-888-NOW-I-CAN right now to urge President Bush to send this important treaty to the Senate for ratification.
Learn more about the global tobacco treaty.
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