NASHVILLE, TN – January 24, 2022 – Even as tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and youth e-cigarette use remains at high levels, a new report highlights how too many states continue to shortchange programs designed to p
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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Calls for Action in Knoxville to Help People Quit Tobacco
KNOXVILLE, TN – November 17, 2022 – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 47th annual Great American Smokeout® today by shining a spotlight on the dangers of secondhand smoke and the importance of smoke-free laws in protecting the health of Knox
Metro Council Advances Weakened Ordinance That Falls Short of Proper Health Protections for Nashville Workers
NASHVILLE, TN – October 5,2022 – Late last night, the Nashville Metro City Council advanced a weakened ordinance to make age-restricted venues like bars and restaurants smoke-free that creates a loophole to
Public Health Groups Lend Support to Nashville Metro Council as They Consider Smoke-free Ordinance for Bars and Music Venues
NASHVILLE, TN — August 16, 2022 — Tonight, the Metro Council of Nashville and Davidson County will hear a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance in the Health and Public Safety Committee.
Yesterday the legislature passed legislation that would allow local governments in Tennessee to pass and implement ordinances making age-restricted venues such as bars and live music venues smoke-free.
More Than a Decade After Passage of Federal Health Care Law, State Still Stands in the Way of Tennesseans Access to Affordable Health Coverage
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Today marks 12 years since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act. Yet, around 300,000 Tennesseans remain uninsured, denied coverage by state lawmakers who refuse to increase access to Medicaid.
NASHVILLE, TN – “As lawmakers dive into the 2022 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer on Tennesseans.
KNOXVILLE, TN – Michael Holtz was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his efforts to help make cancer a national priority.