Blog posts matching "Tobacco Control"

December 5, 2011

Our Work Is Never Over

Our work to protect vital cancer funding is ongoing, as are our efforts in support of strong tobacco control measures, policies that improve access to health care and improve patientsŠ—' quality of life and lifesaving prevention and early detection programs. Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and ask them to make fighting cancer a national priority.

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.

November 10, 2011

FDA is Cracking Down on Big Tobacco

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took an important step today to address the illegal sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to kids. The FDA announced that it sent warning letters to more than 1,200 tobacco retailers threatening civil penalties against those selling tobacco to kids.

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.

November 2, 2012

On the Ballot in Missouri

Tuesday marks a significant day for our country as we elect officeholders at all levels of government. Voters in Missouri have another important issue on the ballot that, if passed, could potentially save 22,000 lives Š—– a proposal to increase the stateŠ—'s lowest-in-the-country tobacco tax.

March 4, 2013

CDC Re-Launches Historic Effort to Curb Tobacco Use

Around this time last year, the CDC launched a provocative advertising campaign aimed at educating the public about the dangers of smoking and what itŠ—'s like to live with a serious medical condition caused by smoking. That campaign was called Š—“Tips from Former Smokers,Š— and IŠ—'m excited to announce that it is back on the air.

May 23, 2012

A Major Opportunity in California to Save Lives

As youŠ—'re reading this, cancer advocates are fighting a major battle against Big Tobacco in California - a battle that, if won, could save more than 100,000 lives, $5.1 billion in healthcare costs and protect nearly 230,000 kids from the dangers of tobacco.