Monday, June 22 marks six years since the president signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law, giving the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products for the first time.
Blog posts tagged "ACS CAN"
Increasing the price of a pack of cigarettes is the most effective way to help people quit smoking and keep kids from starting the deadly habit. That's why I'm thrilled that Nevada just passed a historic $1.00 per pack increase more than doubling its current tax!
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day an annual event organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health dangers of tobacco use and tobacco control policies that help people quit.
We're anxiously waiting for the New Hampshire governor to sign a bill that will save lives by reducing skin cancer incidence and mortality rates in her state.
It's my pleasure to be able to share a guest post from Mellany (originally posted on ypchronic.org) describing her first lobby day experience in Boston last month. Mellany is an American Cancer Society Global Scholar from Kenya.
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.
At our One Degree launch event on March 17, we had an impressive lineup cancer survivors, passionate volunteers, celebrity star power and supportive lawmakers to make the case for more federal funding for cancer research.
I know I am not alone in being touched by cancer in fact, this is a universal experience in America. But I was heartened to participate in the One Degree campaign launch in Washington, DC last week, to help raise awareness about the way cancer touches all of us and the importance of sustained federal funding for cancer research.
Tuesday's event to launch the One Degree Project on Capitol Hill was such a success that I'm still in awe today. We had a room full of celebrities, lawmakers, partners from the cancer community and passionate advocates from every state all calling on Congress to increase cancer research funding.
There are few things in life that we all share in common, but we are all just one degree from cancer. Whether it's a parent, grandparent, other relative, friend, co-worker or even you, we all know someone who has faced this disease, and thus we all know just how important cancer research is to the quality of life and survival of our loved ones.