JACKSON, MS – June 29, 2020 – Senate Bill 2596 has moved quickly through the Legislature in an effort to regulate e-cigarettes.
Reducing Health Disparities Press Releases
ATLANTA, GA – June 26, 2020 – SB 375, a bill enacting harsh penalties on youth and taxing e-cigarettes too low to reduce youth use, has moved quickly and passed through the Georgia General Assembly.
On Wednesday, the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California claiming that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) failure to ban menthol cigarettes violates federal law and that continued delay was projected to result in an estimated 4,700 premature deaths in the African American community.
ACS CAN Submits Testimony on Policies to Reduce Health Disparities in Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Care
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) submitted testimony today to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the topic of racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system that often result in an unequal cancer burden. The hearing is focused on disparities in the overall health care system, as well as those around COVID-19.
June 1 to Mark End of Widespread Flavored Tobacco Sales in Massachusetts; Decades of Tobacco Industry Predatory Practices to Come to an End
BOSTON – Last November, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that that would prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars.
On ‘No Menthol’ Sunday, Public Health and Social Justice Organizations Call to End Sale of All Flavored Tobacco
On the day before New York State's flavored e-cigerette law takes affect, public health and social justice organizations ask for the sale of all menthol tobacco roducts to also be prohibited.
Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to quality health care for communities of color and decrease health disparities, such as those resulting in a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these communities.
The New York State Legislature has ageed to a budget that addresses tobacco use. ACS CAN Senior New York Government Relations Director Julie Hart commented.
Addressing Tobacco Related Health Disparities Should Be Top Priority in Gov. Murphy’s Budget Address
In advance of Gov. Murphy's budget message, ACS CAN New Jersey Government Relations Director Samantha DeAlmeida asks for cancer issues to be addressed.
Washington, D.C. – February 13, 2020 – A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) provides an updated snapshot of states’ Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments and therapies.