May 31 is World No Tobacco Day an annual event organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health dangers of tobacco use and tobacco control policies that help people quit.
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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.
I'm pleased to share the following guest blog from the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN CEO John R. Seffrin, PhD, on the 25th anniversary of smoke-free airplanes.
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.
A new report released today by ACS CAN and several public health partners finds that states are spending less than two cents of every dollar they receive from 1998 tobacco settlement funds and tobacco taxes on tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
In the 39 years since the American Cancer Society launched the Great American Smokeout, we've made tremendous progress in reducing smoking rates and saving lives from tobacco use.
Five years ago this week, we celebrated a landmark public health victory as the president signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law.