Regulation and Products Press Releases
Following is a statement from Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today on the state of tobacco regulation by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
An article posted today in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms what public health advocates have suspected for decades that chemicals used to flavor popular candies and drinks are strikingly similar to those used to flavor tobacco products that are designed to addict kids.
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 24, 2014 Following is a statement from John R. Seffrin, chief executive of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), on the deeming regulation issued today by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA):
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 17, 2014 Six leading public health groups sent a letter to U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC -Six leading public health and medical organizations have asked President Obama to order the release of a critical public health proposal that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over all unregulated tobacco products.æ The proposal has been stalled in the W
ATLANTA) January 17, 2014 The U.S. Surgeon General 's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking released today celebrates progress in reducing tobacco 's toll over the past 50 years and offers a prescription for ending the epidemic of death and disease caused by tobacco products.
WASHINGTON, DC - As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking and Health, seven leading public health and medical organizations today called for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good.
More than 8 million premature deaths have been avoided and life expectancy has been extended for men by more than two years and for women by more than 1.5 years over the past 50 years due in large part to tobacco control efforts such as increased tobacco taxes, smoke-free air laws, marketing and sales restrictions and cessation treatment programs, according to a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 15, 2013 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, DC -- July 23, 2013 -- "The Food and Drug Administration report issued today affirms previous scientific evidence that menthol flavoring in cigarettes makes it harder to quit and encourages kids to take up the habit -- findings that necessitate a ban on menthol cigarettes.