Blog posts matching "Regulation and Products"

May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day: We Must Take Action, Now

May 31, 2019

Each year, World No Tobacco Day shines a global spotlight on the devastating effects that tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure have on public health worldwide. Everyone – lawmakers, public leaders, parents – should heed the World No Tobacco Day call-to-action, and seize the opportunity to join us in this fight.

May 13, 2016

Nation Takes Critical Steps Forward in Tobacco Regulation

May 13, 2016

After years of hard work by ACS CAN staff, volunteers, and tobacco control partners, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. This was a significant and necessary step to protect the public health of the nation.

August 6, 2015

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 6, 2015

According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.

April 28, 2015

It's Time for the FDA to Regulate All Tobacco Products

April 28, 2015

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.

February 5, 2015

FDA Commissioner Hamburg Leaving a Legacy of Patient Focus

February 5, 2015

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.

December 19, 2014

The Wild Wild West of E-Cigarettes

December 19, 2014

While we continue to wait for the FDA to begin regulating tobacco products in addition to cigarettes and smokeless, weŠ—'re seeing policy proposals in the states aimed at filling the void of e-cigarette regulation.

May 12, 2014

FDA DeemedŠ—- Now What?

May 12, 2014

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?