Smith, Steven

Playing To Win

By Steve Smith
American Cancer Society

500,000 Americans die every year from cancer.

1,500 people pass away every day.

Cancer is about life and it is about death.

And because cancer is all about living or dying, I hate it with every ounce of my being and believe we need to do all we can do as quickly as we can do it to beat cancer -- and those who cause it like cigarette companies -- in order to save lives.

The California Cancer Research Act will save the lives of 104,000 people in California and stop 228,000 of our state's kids from ever smoking in the first place.

This is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue -- this is an issue of life and death that the voters ought to decide -- and the sooner the better.

The clock is ticking on the 104,000 lives that could be saved and 228,000 kids that will never smoke.