CHARLESTON, W.Va. – This statement can be attributed to six of the leading health advocacy organizations in West Virginia: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, Campaign for To
Smoke-free Press Releases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new advertisements today as they kick off the 10th year of the highly successful “Tips from Former Smokers” national campaign. The ads will run March 1 through September 26 on national cable and network television, streaming radio and online.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed legislation that would take away local health departments’ authority to take action on smoke-free air ordinances and other public health policies.
JACKSON, MS – January 14, 2021 – The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently announced their decision to lift the policy that prohibits smoking inside prisons beginning February 1, 2021.
ACS CAN Asks New Jersey’s Leaders to Ensure That Marijuana Legalization Does Not Undermine New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act
In light of New Jersey legalizing the use of marijuana, ACS CAN New Jersey Government Relations Director Michael Davoli asks that the state's Smoke-Free Air Act remains strong and includes marijuana. He also asks that smoking of all prducts be prohibited in casinos.
Nashville, TN – Today, Nissan Stadium officials announced that the stadium will reopen for the Tennessee Titans home opener as a smoke-free facility.
On September 30, the Park MGM reopened as a smoke-free establishment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time a casino will be smoke-free on the Strip. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the casino’s decision to protect the health of workers and patrons.
Atlanta City Council Member Matt Westmoreland Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions t
Gov. Murphy has signed an Executive Order that allows smokng indoors at casinos and outdoors where food is served. ACS CAN asks Gov. Murphy to work with the legislature to remove this loophole.