Oklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation that would eliminate taxes on certain tobacco products. Oklamoma Government Relations Director Matt Glanville says this is a step backwards.
Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
Baton Rouge, LA - “Today, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed legislation, House Bill 525, that would lower the price of some tobacco products and would help the tobacco industry protect their bottom line, while addicting people with cheaper products.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is disappointed to see the Indiana legislature adjourning without raising Indiana’s cigarette tax as health and business leaders have long urged.
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 Dismiss Action for the Most Preventable Cause of Death, During a Critical Year for Public Health
ATLANTA, GA – April 1, 2021 – On the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids’ Take Down Tobacco Day National Day of Action and in lightof the end of the Georgia session yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) reflects on the efforts of lawmakers to enact pro
ACS CAN and several other organizations have sent a letter to the New York State Senate Leadership asking for an increase in the tobacco tax.
Several organizations have joined with ACS CAN on a letter to ask Assembly Leadership for support of a tobacco tax increase.
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.
Mississippi Health Advocates: Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase Inadequate to Save Lives; Urge Senate to Increase Tax by $1.50
JACKSON, MS – February 26, 2021 – Mississippi health advocate groups are calling on the State Senate to amend House Bill 1439 to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack.
JACKSON, MS — February 18, 2021 — The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment.