Blog posts matching "Tobacco Control"

September 8, 2013

ACS CAN's Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Lobby Day

Today is the start of ACS CAN's signature annual event: our Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. We'll be welcoming more than 600 cancer patients, advocates, survivors, caregivers and their families from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district to Washington, D.C.

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.

June 7, 2013

Remembering a Champion in the Fight Against Cancer

With the sad news of Sen. Frank LautenbergŠ—'s (D-NJ) passing earlier this week, many groups are speaking out and recognizing him for the many causes he dedicated himself to in his nearly 30 years in the U.S. Senate. To the cancer community, Sen. Lautenberg will always be remembered for his unyielding advocacy for policies to protect our children from the deadly addiction of tobacco.

May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day

Today is an important day in the world of global health and tobacco control Š—– the World Health OrganizationŠ—'s Š—“World No Tobacco Day.Š— ItŠ—'s a day to highlight the devastating toll tobacco products continue to have on peopleŠ—'s health across the world, and a day to advocate for policies that we know help people quit smoking and keep kids from ever starting the deadly habit.

April 10, 2013

President Obama Proposes Tobacco Tax Increase

President Obama released his budget proposal today for the fiscal year beginning in October, and it included something cancer advocates everywhere are excited about Š—– a proposed increase in the federal cigarette tax of 94 cents a pack and significant tax increases on other tobacco products.

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.