Tobacco Control Press Releases
TALLAHASSE, FL – April 26, 2021 – Today, SB 1080 – a bill disguised as a solution to the youth tobacco epidemic – was passed by the Senate floor with a vote of 29-9.
HONOLULU—The Legislature is set to vote Tuesday on House Bill 1296 that would eliminate funding for Hawaii’s tobacco control program, which has dramatically reduced smoking rates and health care costs for more than two decades.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, SB 1080 – a bill disguised as a solution to the youth tobacco epidemic – was passed by the Senate Rules Committee with an 11-5 vote. The bill will be heard next on the full Senate floor.
PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day.
HONOLULU—The Senate will have its final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, on House Bill 1296 that would dismantle Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund, which has significantly reduced smoking rates for more than two decades.
TALLAHASSE, FL – April 7, 2021 – Today, HB 987 – a bill disguised as a solution to the youth tobacco epidemic – was passed by the House State Administration and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee with a 10-5 vote.
COLUMBIA, SC – April 6, 2021– Today, over 11 national and local public health groups issued a letter to members of the South Carolina General Assembly, urging them to oppose bills H. 3681 and S. 498.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (April 5, 2021) – Today, health advocate groups in Alabama issued the following statement regarding House Bill 273, which passed the Alabama House of Representatives last Tuesday.
As budget negotiations continue, ACS CAN asks for restoration of fundng for the tobacco control program.
NASHVILLE, TN – March 30, 2021 –Health advocacy organizations in Tennessee committed to protecting kids from the harmful effects of tobacco products and nicotine addiction call on the legislature to vote no on Senate Bill 1047 and House Bill 705.