Blog posts matching "Tobacco Control"

July 14, 2016

Ruling Extinguishes Latest Industry Effort to Undermine Tobacco Control

Following the latest lawsuit by Phillip Morris International, a World Bank tribunal ruled Uruguay can require graphic warning labels and limit cigarette pack designs. Congress could prevent similar lawsuits by passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement which prevents using such agreements to challenge tobacco control measures.

May 31, 2016

World No Tobacco Day: Reducing the Global Tobacco Burden

To mark World No Tobacco Day, ACS CAN is releasing a new report that starkly illustrates the worldwide tobacco epidemic. The report makes the case for why Congress should approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement to save lives and protect kids from tobacco around the world.

May 13, 2016

Nation Takes Critical Steps Forward in Tobacco Regulation

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.

February 16, 2016

Taking a Stand at the Statehouse

ACS CANŠ—'s Indiana Day at the Capitol event was one of nearly 50 similar events scheduled to take place in almost every state and the District of Columbia between January and May this year. During 2016 state sessions ACS CAN will be working to convince lawmakers to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws, increase tobacco taxes, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, prohibit the use of tanning devices for minors and guarantee access to health care and lifesaving cancer screenings.

November 19, 2015

A Great Day to Quit Tobacco

ItŠ—'s the American Cancer SocietyŠ—'s 40th Annual Great American Smokeout Š—– an annual opportunity to join others across the country in a dedicated day to make a plan to quit tobacco. This year, the Society is encouraging tobacco users to, Š—“Quit like a champion.Š— At ACS CAN, weŠ—'re honoring the spirit of the day by urging Congress and the Obama administration to support tobacco users in their quitting quest, by championing legislation and policies that are proven to help people stop smoking and prevent a next generation from getting started on the path to addiction.

June 5, 2015

Tobacco Tax Victory in Nevada a Win for Public Health

Increasing the price of a pack of cigarettes is the most effective way to help people quit smoking and keep kids from starting the deadly habit. ThatŠ—'s why IŠ—'m thrilled that Nevada just passed a historic $1.00 per pack increase Š—– more than doubling its current tax!