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Ohio Press Releases

30 de Junio de 2023

It's Up to Gov. DeWine to Protect Ohio Kids

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) calls on Gov. Mike DeWine to veto language that removes local control, which allows local governments to pass laws stronger than the state law. Amid the growing youth tobacco epidemic, we need local laws to protect our kids, not state interference. 

15 de Junio de 2023

Senate Budget Fails to Protect Ohio Kids

Today, the Senate passed its version of the budget, which slashes funding for tobacco control nearly in half, fails to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products and takes control away from local governments to protect the health of their residents. 

12 de Junio de 2023

Ohio Senate Turning Its Back on Ohio’s Youth

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the Senate to change course regarding tobacco control funding in the budget. In the Senate’s budget substitute bill released last week, tobacco prevention and cessation funding was cut in half from the current year funding level of $14.5 million to $7.5 million yearly, which would have a devastating impact on our state's health and economic well-being. 

26 de Abril de 2023

House Missed an Opportunity to Protect Ohio Kids

Today, the House passed its version of the budget, which cut the additional funding for tobacco control Gov. Mike DeWine had included in his proposed budget. The governor had included $20 million annually for tobacco control funding, an increase of $5.5 million annually, which the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) strongly supported.  

5 de Enero de 2023

Gov. DeWine Stands Up for Public Health

Today, Gov. DeWine vetoed HB 513, which would have restricted the authority of communities to pass local laws regulating the sale of tobacco products that are stronger than state law.