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Blog posts tagged "tobacco tax"

July 21, 2017

Amplifying Community Voices Through Relay For Life

July 21, 2017

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®.

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.

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.

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!

January 17, 2014

New Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Report Calls for Tobacco End Game

January 17, 2014

This morning at a White House event, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released the 32nd Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s report: The Health Consequences of Smoking Š—– 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.

November 20, 2013

Congress Can Be Heroes by Cutting Smoking Rates

November 20, 2013

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 nationŠ—'s lawmakers who have helped to pass legislation...