Two important programs, the Wisconsin Well Woman Program and the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, maintained current funding levels. But the Little Cigar Loophole remains open.
Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
Raise It For Health DC: Tobacco Control Advocates Applaud Councilmember’s Proposed Cigarette Tax That Will Save Lives & Improve Health
A coalition of leading public health organizations praised Councilmember Vincent Gray’s proposal for increasing the District’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack and designating a portion of the revenue to critical tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
Hartford, CT – The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, director of government relations in Connecticut for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
New Report Shows Significant Opportunities Remain for States to Pass Policies to Save Lives and Money from Cancer
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
Harrisburg, PA – June 30, 2017 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposes House Bill 1477 which would lower the tax on e-cigarettes from 40 percent of the wholesale price to a 5 cents/mL tax and would exclude these products from the definition of tobacco products
Columbus, OH – June 28, 2017 – This statement can be attributed to Jeff Stephens, Director of Government Relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that will increase the price of cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. In addition to funding state health initiatives, full implementation of this increase can generate significant revenue for Oklahoma.
The Minnesota Legislature approved a budget bill that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to improve cancer prevention and treatment. It now moves to the governor’s desk for final consideration.
The bill to raise cigarette taxes by 67 cents per pack is flat out wrong for Oklahoma, and the House Appropriations and Budget committee failed to protect the health of our youth by giving the state what it really needs – a cigarette tax increase that would save lives.