Tobacco Control Press Releases
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is encouraged about Governor Steve Bullock’s commitment to reducing tobacco use. Today the Montana Department of Public Health issued a permanent rule requested by Governor Bullock to end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Montana. ACS CAN believes this is a good start and encourages communities to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products to protect kids.
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.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation released the following statement after the Legislature voted Friday to put sweeping changes to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust on the November ballot.
Anchorage, ALASKA – Anchorage voters defeated Proposition 11, which would have weakened the city smoke-free law and allowed onsite marijuana consumption. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) opposed Proposition 11.
Harrisburg, Pa. — Starting next Monday, cancer patients and survivors from across Pennsylvania will begin making virtual asks of their state lawmakers to preserve Pennsylvania’s line item for tobacco prevention and cessation funding in the state budget.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of harmful delays by the FDA, a federal judge last July set a May 12, 2020, deadline for e-cigarette manufacturers to apply to the FDA and demonstrate a public health benefit in order to keep their products on the market.
Anchorage, ALASKA – In the midst of these uncertain and challenging times, Anchorage voters have one week left to make their voices heard in the upcoming local election.
Today, the Maryland Legislature passed HB732, which included line items for increasing state tobacco taxes and earmarked $18.25 million toward tobacco prevention and cessation programs. The approved tax will include a $1.75-per-pack cigarette tax increase and increases in tax on some types of other tobacco products.