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Blog posts tagged "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.

May 31, 2017

World No Tobacco Day: Reducing the Toll of Tobacco

May 31, 2017

 World No Tobacco Day, an annual event organized by the World Health Organization, highlights the dangers of tobacco use and promotes tobacco control policies. One victory I’m particularly proud of on this front is a hard-fought win in Guam to increase the age of sale of tobacco products.

April 3, 2017

Take Me Out to the Tobacco-free Ball Game

April 3, 2017

America’s pastime is back and I can hardly wait to get to my first game of the season. I’m even more excited for the 2017 season because, for the first time, nearly half of all Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums across the country (14 of 30) will be tobacco-free. 

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.

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.