COLUMBIA, SC – March 10, 2021– The below is a statement on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and can be attributed to Beth Johnson, ACS CAN Government Relations Director for South Carolina.
Tobacco Control Press Releases
House Passes Bill that Undermines Decades of Success in Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Efforts
HONOLULU—The State House passed a bill today that would jeopardize Hawaii’s successful efforts to reduce tobacco use by removing protected funding for the state’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new advertisements today as they kick off the 10th year of the highly successful “Tips from Former Smokers” national campaign. The ads will run March 1 through September 26 on national cable and network television, streaming radio and online.
Mills Budget to Propose Tobacco Control Program Funding Cuts; Nation’s Leading Cancer Advocacy Organization Reacts
AUGUSTA – Later today, Gov. Janet Mills will deliver her State of the Budget address.
Alaska Cancer Advocates Host Virtual Cancer Action Day to Prioritize Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention Efforts
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers this week for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Cancer Action Day to make fighting cancer a priority.
Tobacco Tax Increase Will Help Protect Marylanders from Rising Toll of Big Tobacco, Says Nation’s Leading Cancer Advocacy Organization
ANNAPOLIS – Today, the Maryland Senate joined its colleagues in the House in voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a potentially lifesaving tobacco tax increase.
Montana Cancer Advocates Host Virtual Week of Action to Prioritize Tobacco Control Efforts During Cancer Prevention Month
HELENA, MT—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers this week during the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Cancer Action Week to urge them to make fighting cancer a priority.
Feb. 4 World Cancer Day: Nevada Cancer Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Protect Critical Cancer Prevention Programs
Today is World Cancer Day and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network urges the legislature to protect funding for breast and cervical cancer screening and tobacco control efforts. ACS CAN is deeply concerned that the state’s proposed budget slashes approximately $2.5 million from Nevada’s already underfunded tobacco prevention program that was being used to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic.
Cancer Patients and Public Health Advocates from Around New Mexico Rally Legislature with Virtual Tobacco Action Day
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, state legislators heard from cancer patients, survivors, and public health advocates during New Mexico’s virtual Tobacco Action Day.
Cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across Idaho will meet virtually this week with state lawmakers for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Cancer Week of Action. During the virtual meetings, the advocates will urge their lawmakers to support a cigarette tax increase of $1.50 per pack with an equal tax increase on all other tobacco products including e-cigarettes