The White House announced today it will nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn, an oncologist and chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Regulation and Products Press Releases
October 24: ACS CAN Utah Policy Summit Highlights Youth Tobacco and E-cigarette Epidemic, Potential Policy Solutions
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the nation. This year roughly 1,300 Utah adults will die from smoking and 800 kids under age 18 will become new daily smokers.
Cancer Advocates Say Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order Will Do Little to Curb Youth E-cigarette Epidemic
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says today’s executive order by Governor Gavin Newsom does not go far enough in addressing the youth tobacco epidemic and is calling for a comprehensive sales restriction on all flavored tobacco pro
Washington Representative Paul Harris Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
Washington Representative Paul Harris received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to championing tobacco control legislation to protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use.
Statement on Administration’s Announced Intention to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Marketplace
the Trump administration announced its intention to finalize compliance policy through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that would prohibit most flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol-flavored products, from being on the market.
Bipartisan Health Package Offers Path Toward Reducing Patients’ Out-Of-Pocket Costs; Improving Public Health
Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will markup legislation aimed at helping reduce patients’ out-of-pocket health care costs and improving public health. The Lower Health Care Costs Act would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.
DENVER, Colo.—Today Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 1033 that gives all Colorado cities, towns and counties the ability to pass local tobacco control policies to help protect their citizens from tobacco use.
Today, the Illinois State Senate sent a bill to Gov. J.B. Pritzker that raises the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. In response, Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement:
Today, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. It now moves to the State Senate for further consideration. In response, Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement:
Colorado Legislation Would Allow Local Governments to Regulate Tobacco Products in Their Communities
DENVER, Colo.—The Colorado House of Representatives today passed legislation that would provide local governments the ability to regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in their own communities. The bill now moves to the Senate.