Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 17, 2017 – In response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address today, Andrew Schepers, Michigan government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released the following statement:
In response to Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase cigarette tax by $1 per pack and raise the tax on other tobacco products from 10 percent to 20 percent, a broad coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued a joint statement.
The 18th annual “Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 18 Years Later” was released today and shows New Mexico lags behind the rest of the country when it comes to spending adequate fundin
Voters Pass Historic $2 Tobacco Tax Increase in California While Tobacco Industry Defeats Similar Lifesaving Measures in Other states
“California voters saw through the tobacco industry’s smokescreen and delivered a historic victory for public health last night with the passage of a ballot initiative that increases the state’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack.
ACS CAN has released the annual report that rates each state on their public policies in 10 issue areas that can help fight cancer, prevent cancer, and make life better for patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 13, 2016 "The $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase and the first ever tax on other tobacco products in the state passed today by the Pennsylvania Legislature will help to discourage tobacco use and save lives from cancer and other serious tobacco-related diseases in the state
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 16, 2016 Significantly fewer states passed tobacco control efforts between 2010-2014 than in the previous decade, according to an article released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).