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Prevention and Cessation Press Releases

January 8, 2024

Tennessee Should Make It Easier to Quit Tobacco

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:

December 6, 2023

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:

November 14, 2023

Wisconsin Should Make It Easier to Quit Tobacco

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. 

November 2, 2023

New Report: 2.8 Million Youth Report Current Use of Tobacco Products

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.

September 7, 2023

ACS CAN Supports CDC’s “Empower Vape-Free Youth” Campaign

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.