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Blog posts tagged "Big Tobacco"

December 14, 2018

Twenty Years of Broken Promises in the Fight Against Tobacco

December 14, 2018

Two decades have passed since states reached a landmark legal settlement that required major tobacco companies to pay states more than $246 billion over time as compensation for the health costs related to the suffering, death and disease caused by their dangerous products.

February 10, 2017

Taking on Cancer in Your State Capitol

February 10, 2017

Throughout the country, in every state, territory and Washington D.C., ACS CAN staff and volunteers have hit the ground running in 2017, working with local lawmakers to pass and implement public health policies proven to have the highest impact in saving lives from cancer.

July 14, 2016

Ruling Extinguishes Latest Industry Effort to Undermine Tobacco Control

July 14, 2016

Following the latest lawsuit by Phillip Morris International, a World Bank tribunal ruled Uruguay can require graphic warning labels and limit cigarette pack designs. Congress could prevent similar lawsuits by passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement which prevents using such agreements to challenge tobacco control measures.

May 31, 2016

World No Tobacco Day: Reducing the Global Tobacco Burden

May 31, 2016

To mark World No Tobacco Day, ACS CAN is releasing a new report that starkly illustrates the worldwide tobacco epidemic. The report makes the case for why Congress should approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement to save lives and protect kids from tobacco around the world.

June 8, 2012

The Fight Continues: An Update on Proposition 29

June 8, 2012

With all of the precincts reporting in, there are only 40,000 votes separating the yes votes from the no votes. However, estimates show more than 1 million mail-in and provisional ballots were left uncounted on election night. Therefore, ACS CAN and the campaign coalition are not conceding the election outcome, and we and our public health partners are pledging to fight for the health of Californians until every vote is counted.