Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
On Tuesday, Oregonians passed Measure 108 to raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and tax e-cigarettes for the first time in Oregon. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) was one of the leading health care organizations working as part of the Yes on 108 campaign.
Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today aims to improve access to quality health care for communities of color and decrease health disparities, such as those resulting in a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in these communities. Additionally, it offers a path to increase the federal tobacco tax, including tax parity on other tobacco products like e-cigarettes, and improve access to lifesaving cessation services in Medicaid and private health plans.
PORTLAND, Ore.— As ballots are mailed out today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregonians to vote yes on Measure 108. Measure 108 will raise the state’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack and tax e-cigarettes for the first time in Oregon.
The New York State Department of Health released statistics today showing that cancer patients and survivors still struggle with tobacco addiction. ACS CAN Senior New York Government Relations Director Julie Hart is calling for an increase in tobacco taxes and to use that revenue to fund the Tobacco Control Program.
Gov. Murphy has signed an Executive Order that allows smokng indoors at casinos and outdoors where food is served. ACS CAN asks Gov. Murphy to work with the legislature to remove this loophole.
Gov. Murphy has included a cigarette tax increase and steady funding for crucial cancer programs. NJ Government Relactions Director Michael Davoli responds.
As Gov. Murphy prepares his budget proposal ACS CAN and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids have released powerful new information on increasint tax on tobacco Products
JACKSON, MS – June 29, 2020 – Senate Bill 2596 has moved quickly through the Legislature in an effort to regulate e-cigarettes.
ATLANTA, GA – June 26, 2020 – SB 375, a bill enacting harsh penalties on youth and taxing e-cigarettes too low to reduce youth use, has moved quickly and passed through the Georgia General Assembly.
ATLANTA, GA – June 9, 2020 – As lawmakers look to address both the budget deficit from earlier in the legislative session and the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Georgia’s low tobacco taxes and the crucial part it can play in th