Prevention and Cessation Press Releases
RALEIGH, NC – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a state budget that included a proposal to establish a new revenue fund for the $40 million that North Carolina received as part of the settlement with e-cigarette company JUUL.
HONOLULU — Governor Ige vetoed House Bill 1296 today that would have repealed Hawaii’s successful Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund. Following is a statement from Cynthia Au, Hawaii government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:
Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Bryan Hannon
Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kimberly Hughes
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.