Today’s blog is one of a series of posts highlighting how ACS CAN is examining, prioritizing and pursuing policy interventions that ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to prevent, find, treat and survive cancer. Achieving health equity in communities nationwide is a cornerstone of our mission.
Blog posts matching "Regulation and Products"
The fight to stop the tobacco industry’s dangerous hold on our country’s health is ever-changing and demands strong, comprehensive public policy change.
It’s been ten years since the FDA was given the mandate from Congress to fully regulate the tobacco industry and tasked with the critical responsibility of protecting the health of our nation. And still, the FDA has not fulfilled its mission to reduce the deadly toll of tobacco use.
Each year, World No Tobacco Day shines a global spotlight on the devastating effects that tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure have on public health worldwide. Everyone – lawmakers, public leaders, parents – should heed the World No Tobacco Day call-to-action, and seize the opportunity to join us in this fight.
After years of hard work by ACS CAN staff, volunteers, and tobacco control partners, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. This was a significant and necessary step to protect the public health of the nation.
According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.
Monday, June 22 marks six years since the president signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law, giving the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products for the first time.
Last April, ACS CAN and its public health partners called on the FDA to finalize its regulation within one year. Now that the FDA has missed that deadline, ACS CAN together with 29 public health partners have sent a letter to President Obama asking for swift action to finalize that regulation.
Dr. Margaret Hamburg announced today that she is stepping down in March as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I want to pay tribute to her tireless efforts to advance the interests of patients during her six years at the FDA.
While we continue to wait for the FDA to begin regulating tobacco products in addition to cigarettes and smokeless, we're seeing policy proposals in the states aimed at filling the void of e-cigarette regulation.