We need more communities to join our movement to end cancer through legislative and policy change. One way in which we engage communities to do this is through our integration with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life®.
Blog posts tagged "tobacco tax"
Pennsylvania became the second state since 2013 to enact a $1-per-pack increase to the state cigarette tax. At $2.60 per pack, Pennsylvania's tobacco tax is the 10th highest in the nation. It will help save lives, help current smokers quit and prevent thousands of kids from starting to use tobacco.
ACS CAN'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.
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.
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.
In the 39 years since the American Cancer Society launched the Great American Smokeout, we've made tremendous progress in reducing smoking rates and saving lives from tobacco use.
This morning at a White House event, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released the 32nd Surgeon General's report: The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress. The report is an important compilation of the more than 50 years of strong scientific data showing how the tobacco epidemic has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy.
Did you know that when the American Cancer Society celebrated the first Great American Smokeout in 1976, 37% of Americans smoked? Fast forward to today, and that rate has been nearly cut in half to about 19%. This decline in smoking is in large part thanks to many our nation's lawmakers who have helped to pass legislation...
Members of Congress, their staff and others in D.C. today will see a new ad in Capitol Hill newspapers and online with a big, bold headline: Senator Rescues Children.