Blog posts matching "Tobacco Control"

March 8, 2012

Tobacco and Youth - Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Report

The report includes the latest information about the trends of youth tobacco use and its devastating impact on health. The report also details the tobacco industryŠ—'s continued efforts to addict kids to its deadly products through insidious marketing and promotion directed at youth.

February 16, 2012

ACS CAN Announces Support of California Cancer Research Act

Big Tobacco is about to meet a challenge in the state of California. Yesterday, ACS CAN CEO Dr. John Seffrin announced a pledge to support CaliforniaŠ—'s Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act, an historic ballot initiative that would make California the second largest funder of cancer research Š—– after the U.S. federal government.

January 24, 2012

Cancer Advocates Gather for the State of the Union

Cancer patients and their loved ones from across the nation will gather to watch the address in a live online chat tonight, sending a message to the White House and Congress that funding for medical research and proven prevention programs must be a national priority.

January 4, 2012

Orange Bowl Scraps Cigar Sponsorship

Tobacco has no place in athletics, and certainly not at any of the nationŠ—'s premiere sporting events that are very popular and widely televised. ThatŠ—'s why IŠ—'m incredibly grateful to advocates from a coalition of 10 public health groups, including ACS CAN, who were the driving force behind the Orange Bowl CommitteeŠ—'s and National Collegiate Athletic AssociationŠ—'s (NCAA) recent decision to cancel Camacho CigarsŠ—' sponsorship of the Orange Bowl, which will be played tonight.

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.