Tobacco Control Press Releases
BOSTON - Today the House Ways and Means Committee has released legislation that would prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – November 8, 2019 – Earlier this week, Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. David Simmons filed SB 810 in the Florida Legislature.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the resounding defeat last night of Proposition C on the San Francisco ballot, which, if passed, would have reversed critical progre
WASHINGTON, DC – As organizations committed to protecting the health of our nation’s children, we strongly urge the Trump Administration to side with America’s kids over the tobacco industry by implementing its plan to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes – including mint and menthol fla
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Lung Association (ALA), and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids all stand united in saying that we recognize Comptroller Franchot for his concerns about the e-cigarette epidemic; however, now is the time for proven policy solutions.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the nation. This year roughly 1,300 Utah adults will die from smoking and 800 kids under age 18 will become new daily smokers.
PORTLAND, Ore.—Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, and this year tobacco use will kill roughly 5,500 Oregonians. Tobacco use causes nearly 30% of all cancer deaths.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is holding a hearing on legislation that would prohibit the sale of nearly all flavored tobacco products, including mint and menthol products, and raise the minimum age of sale of tobacco products to 21.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and the administration addressed the youth tobacco-use crisis and announced an aggressive campaign to combat it.