The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on e-cigarette use in the United States amid an ongoing youth tobacco epidemic and one day before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to begin enforcement of the agency’s weak guidance released in early January that put industry profits above the health of children.
Tobacco Control Press Releases
HARTFORD - In his budget message today, Gov. Lamont called for several tobacco control provisions, including restricting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes, including menthol, in Connecticut.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 4, 2020 – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Innovation, Industry and Technology passed bill SB 810 to increase the state’s age of sale for all tobacco products to align with the federal age of sale and enable enforcement.
Maryland Cancer Group Urges State Legislators to Make Tobacco Control a Priority, Same Day as General Assembly Flavored Tobacco Hearing
On Thursday, Feb. 6, cancer patients and survivors from across the state will head to the Maryland State Capitol to meet with state lawmakers about supporting bills to end the sale of all flavored tobacco in Maryland. (HB3/SB233) and to increase the state’s tobacco excise tax by $2 per pack on cigarettes with a parallel tax of 86% of the wholesale price on all other tobacco products including e-cigarettes (SB3/HB 732).
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Lauds Tobacco Control Funding in Gov. Baker’s Supplemental Budget Proposal
BOSTON – On Friday, Gov. Baker announced a fiscal year 2020 supplemental budget which includes $2 million to address the widespread use of e-cigarettes in the Commonwealth, through a multipronged approach of prevention, intervention and awareness.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Disappointed San Diego County Voted to Exempt Hookah and Smokeless Tobacco from New Sales Restriction on Flavored Tobacco Products
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued this statement from San Diego Government Relations Director Lynda Barbour following the final vote by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today to approve a flavored tobacco restriction:
Boise, Idaho—January 27, 2020— Idaho cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones filled the Idaho Capitol building today to ask lawmakers to prioritize legislation to fight cancer during the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS
Surgeon General Report: Expanding Access to Tobacco Cessation Services and Proven Tobacco Control Saves Lives
Washington, D.C. – January 23, 2020 – A report on smoking cessation released today by United States Surgeon General Jerome M.
ACS CAN Urges Full Senate to Enact Proper Enforcement Regulations and Retail Licensing for all Tobacco Products
TALLAHASSEE, FL – January 22, 2020 – Yesterday, the Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously passed bill SB 810 to increase the state’s age of sale for all tobacco products to align with the federal age of sale and enable enforcement.