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February 16, 2016

Taking a Stand at the Statehouse

February 16, 2016

ACS CANŠ—'s Indiana Day at the Capitol event was one of nearly 50 similar events scheduled to take place in almost every state and the District of Columbia between January and May this year. During 2016 state sessions ACS CAN will be working to convince lawmakers to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws, increase tobacco taxes, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, prohibit the use of tanning devices for minors and guarantee access to health care and lifesaving cancer screenings.

June 5, 2015

Tobacco Tax Victory in Nevada a Win for Public Health

June 5, 2015

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. ThatŠ—'s why IŠ—'m thrilled that Nevada just passed a historic $1.00 per pack increase Š—– more than doubling its current tax!

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?

September 25, 2013

New Report: Raising Smart, Healthy Kids in Every State

September 25, 2013

Our children face two major challenges in America today: Too many children lack access to high-quality early education that can give them a strong start in life, and too many kids still smoke, which puts them on a path to serious disease and premature death.

June 7, 2013

Remembering a Champion in the Fight Against Cancer

June 7, 2013

With the sad news of Sen. Frank LautenbergŠ—'s (D-NJ) passing earlier this week, many groups are speaking out and recognizing him for the many causes he dedicated himself to in his nearly 30 years in the U.S. Senate. To the cancer community, Sen. Lautenberg will always be remembered for his unyielding advocacy for policies to protect our children from the deadly addiction of tobacco.

May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2013

Today is an important day in the world of global health and tobacco control Š—– the World Health OrganizationŠ—'s Š—“World No Tobacco Day.Š— ItŠ—'s a day to highlight the devastating toll tobacco products continue to have on peopleŠ—'s health across the world, and a day to advocate for policies that we know help people quit smoking and keep kids from ever starting the deadly habit.