Blog posts matching "Tobacco Control"

May 12, 2014

FDA DeemedŠ—- Now What?

Last monthŠ—'s news that the FDA is proposing to regulate all tobacco products was long-awaited and very welcomed by public health advocates. There was lots of news coverage of the proposalŠ—'s release, but whatŠ—'s next?

January 17, 2014

New Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Report Calls for Tobacco End Game

This morning at a White House event, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released the 32nd Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s report: The Health Consequences of Smoking Š—– 50 Years of Progress. The report is an important compilation of the more than 50 years of strong scientific data showing how the tobacco epidemic has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy.

December 9, 2013

States Not Keeping Promise to Fund the Fight to Curb Tobacco Use

Funding tobacco prevention programs isnŠ—'t just the right thing to do, itŠ—'s the smart thing to do. That is our message to states as ACS CAN today releases a report with several other public health groups showing states are shortchanging tobacco prevention and cessation programs despite conclusive evidence that these programs reduce smoking, save lives and save money.

November 20, 2013

Congress Can Be Heroes by Cutting Smoking Rates

Did you know that when the American Cancer Society celebrated the first Great American Smokeout in 1976, 37% of Americans smoked? Fast forward to today, and that rate has been nearly cut in half to about 19%. This decline in smoking is in large part thanks to many our nationŠ—'s lawmakers who have helped to pass legislation...

September 25, 2013

New Report: Raising Smart, Healthy Kids in Every State

Our children face two major challenges in America today: Too many children lack access to high-quality early education that can give them a strong start in life, and too many kids still smoke, which puts them on a path to serious disease and premature death.

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.