Blog posts matching "Smoke-free"

September 18, 2013

Remembering Terrie Hall

The ACS CAN family was saddened to learn on Monday about the passing of Terrie Hall, an avid cancer advocate and the face of the CDCŠ—'s Tips from Former Smokers campaign. Terrie died from the effects of the cancer she faced as a result of the cigarette smoking she started in high school.

August 15, 2013

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

Unfortunately, for most of you the answer to the question above is Š—“not well.Š— According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, many state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only generate new revenue and long-term health savings, but also save lives.

March 29, 2013

Celebrating 10 Years of a Smoke-Free NYC

This Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of New York CityŠ—'s landmark smoke-free law. The NYC Smoke-Free Air Act ensures that all New Yorkers can breathe smoke-free air in their workplaces, whether thatŠ—'s in a high-rise office building, a neighborhood restaurant or a bar.

August 14, 2012

Majority of States Not Measuring Up on Laws to Fight Cancer

A new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? shows that the majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer. The report ranks where states stand on these issues that play a critical role in reducing cancer incidence and death. It measures seven specific issues.

February 16, 2012

ACS CAN Announces Support of California Cancer Research Act

Big Tobacco is about to meet a challenge in the state of California. Yesterday, ACS CAN CEO Dr. John Seffrin announced a pledge to support CaliforniaŠ—'s Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act, an historic ballot initiative that would make California the second largest funder of cancer research Š—– after the U.S. federal government.

November 30, 2011

A Broken Promise to Our Children

Did you know tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in our country? Yet, our progress in the fight against Big Tobacco is being undermined, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health groups including ACS CAN.