Prevention and Cessation Press Releases
Cancer Patients and Survivors Travel to Nashville to Urge Legislators to Prioritize Tennessee Kids and Fund Tobacco Prevention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 50 cancer patients, survivors and their families and caregivers from throughout Tennessee will be out in force at the State Capitol on Tuesday, January 30 to ask legislators to support funding and policies to reduce the burden of cancer on Tennesseans
Advocates Set Sights on Cancer Prevention & Detection in 2024, Respond to Governor’s Budget with Avenues to Reduce Cancer Burden in NY
ALBANY, NY – JANUARY 17, 2024 – With her budget address yesterday, the character of Governor Hochul’s 2024 legislative agenda comes into focus, leading advocates to react and highlight opportunities to reduce the cancer burden in New York in 2024.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 8, 2024 – With the 2024 legislative session set to begin Tuesday, here is a statement from Maddie Bushnell Michael, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Tennessee government relations director:
Lives on the Line as White House Continues to Delay Finalizing Rules on Menthol in Cigarettes and Flavors in Cigars
Nearly two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its proposed rules to eliminate menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars, the administration/White House announced today it will further delay release of final rules. Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released the following statement:
Elected officials across the state must preserve our smokefree workplace protections and do more to support residents of Wisconsin who want to quit using tobacco products, say cancer patients, survivors, and advocates who are marking the American Cancer Society’s 48th annual Great American Smokeout® this Thursday. The Great American Smokeout is a day for people who use tobacco to create a plan to quit.
New data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) found that more than 6.21 million youth reported ever using tobacco products and 2.8 million report current use (past 30 days) of any tobacco product in 2023.
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) launched a new campaign, “Empower Vape-Free Youth,” which aims to empower educators to speak with youth about the risks associated with e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction and to encourage youth to avoid and/or quit e-cigarettes.
Members of Congressional Black Caucus Call on FDA to Finalize Menthol Flavor Rule by August 23 Deadline
This week, 32 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Robert M. Califf, MD, urging the FDA to finalize the proposed rule to remove menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes.
TRENTON, NJ – JUNE 30, 2023 – This afternoon, the New Jersey Legislature passed the 2023-24 budget—the contents of which are a mixed bag in the fight against cancer. The budget now awaits Governor Murphy’s approval.