Prevention and Cessation Press Releases

June 15, 2023

Senate Budget Fails to Protect Ohio Kids

Today, the Senate passed its version of the budget, which slashes funding for tobacco control nearly in half, fails to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products and takes control away from local governments to protect the health of their residents. 

June 12, 2023

Ohio Senate Turning Its Back on Ohio’s Youth

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the Senate to change course regarding tobacco control funding in the budget. In the Senate’s budget substitute bill released last week, tobacco prevention and cessation funding was cut in half from the current year funding level of $14.5 million to $7.5 million yearly, which would have a devastating impact on our state's health and economic well-being. 

June 7, 2023

New Legislation in Congress Would Allow Increased Outreach to Improve Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings in Underserved Communities

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced the Screening for Communities to Receive Early and Equitable Needed Services (SCREENS) for Cancer Act, a bill which would reauthorize the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) through 2028. For more than 30 years, the NBCCEDP has effectively provided critical breast and cervical cancer screenings, follow-up, diagnosis and treatment to lower income, uninsured and underinsured women.    

April 21, 2023


HARRISBURG, PA –APRIL 21, 2023 – Cancer survivors, their families and caregivers from across Pennsylvania will gather at the Capitol building on Tuesday, April 25 to ask legislators to maintain the historic funding levels for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and statewide