Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kimberly Hughes
Prevention and Cessation Press Releases
Leading Public Health Groups Urge Governor Ige to Veto Bill That Would Reverse Decades of Progress in Fighting Tobacco Use
On the heels of World No Tobacco Day, leading public health organizations urge Governor Ige to veto House Bill 1296 that would repeal Hawaii's successful tobacco control trust fund and eliminate funding for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.
ACS CAN Letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson Asking for Support for Tobacco Control and Early Detection and Prevention
ACS CAN has kicked off NYC Week of Action by delivering letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson asking for support for tobacco control as well as early detection and preveention.
Nevada Cancer Advocates Host Virtual Cancer Action Week to Urge Lawmakers to Prioritize Tobacco Prevention
LAS VEGAS—Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from across Nevada will meet virtually this week with Nevada lawmakers during the state’s Cancer Action Week, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
North Dakota Legislature Passes Biennium Budget to Prioritize Tobacco Control, Cancer Prevention and Access to Care
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Legislature adjourned last night and passed its 2021-2023 biennium budget, which includes funding for critical cancer screening programs and tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. They also reauthorized Medicaid expansion funding for another two years.
Hawaii Public Health Advocates Urge Legislature Not to Eliminate the State’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding
HONOLULU—The Legislature is set to vote Tuesday on House Bill 1296 that would eliminate funding for Hawaii’s tobacco control program, which has dramatically reduced smoking rates and health care costs for more than two decades.
Lawmakers Must Prioritize Hawaii’s Keiki Over Big Tobacco’s Profits and Preserve Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund
HONOLULU—The Senate will have its final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, on House Bill 1296 that would dismantle Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund, which has significantly reduced smoking rates for more than two decades.
New legislation introduced Tuesday would make permanent a change in Medicaid coverage for cessation services implemented in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaii Cancer Advocates Host Virtual Day of Action to Urge Lawmakers to Prioritize Tobacco Prevention and Fund Cancer Research
HONOLULU—Today, state lawmakers heard from cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across the state during a virtual Cancer Action Day, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
FRANKFORT, KY – Last night, the legislature passed a new state budget that maintains funding to the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (TPCP).