Tobacco Control Press Releases
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) the non-profit, non-partisan sister advocacy organization of the American Cancer Society, today escalated its push for the United States to ratify a landmark global public health treaty with a new print advertisement that urges public advocacy in support of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 31, 2006 -- Workers and patrons in the nation’s capital may soon breathe easier thanks to Mayor Anthony Williams’ (D) approval of a bill that will make indoor workplaces in the District, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. The smoke-free bill passed the D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- December 6, 2005 -- The D.C. Council today voted 12-1 in favor of a smokefree law that would protect thousands of District workers and patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke. A second and final vote on the bill could take place later this month or in early January.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 21, 2005 -- We are pleased that Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-Ward 5) agrees with us that District workers and residents deserve nothing less than a comprehensive smoke-free workplace law that protects everyone from the many risks of secondhand smoke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 5, 2005 -- A new poll released today shows that three in four likely D.C. voters favor passage of a citywide law that would make all indoor workplaces in the District, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 28, 2004 -- The American Cancer Society welcomes Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews’ announcement that sales tax receipts in the county increased 7.2 percent or nearly $2 million since enactment of its smoking ban last fall.