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Tobacco Control Press Releases
WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it will prohibit menthol cigarettes and all flavors in cigars.
A coalition of health advocacy groups in New York City applauded today’s announcement from the Biden Administration and issued the following statement urging the New York City Council to follow suit and pass Intro 1345 to end the sale of menthol cigarettes in New York City.
Public health groups submitted a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today urging it to deny authorization of the sale of JUUL e-cigarette products because they do not meet the required “public health standard” within the premarket review application process.
ACS CAN Urges House Lawmakers to Oppose Bill Keep Local Communities from Protecting Youth from Tobacco
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.
Hawaii Public Health Advocates Urge Legislature Not to Eliminate the State’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding
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.
ACS CAN Urges Senate Lawmakers to Oppose Bill Void of Effective Protections for Florida Youth From Tobacco
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.
Cancer, Cardiovascular Patients and Public Health Advocates from Around Maine Rally Legislature with Virtual Tobacco Action Day
PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day.
Lawmakers Must Prioritize Hawaii’s Keiki Over Big Tobacco’s Profits and Preserve Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund
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.