LANSING, MI – “Today, Gov. Whitmore signed into law legislation capping the tax on premium cigars at 50 cents per cigar. The Michigan legislature has again put Big Tobacco above the health of Michiganders by giving the industry a tax break.
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As Congress prepares to consider the Build Back Better Act, cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers are urging lawmakers to make sure certain key health provisions are included in any final legislation.
House Committee Focuses on Public Health with Increased Tobacco Tax, Greater Access to Affordable Health Care
The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote today on legislation that if enacted would greatly improve public health.
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.
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
Several organizations have joined with ACS CAN on a letter to ask Assembly Leadership for support of a tobacco tax increase.
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.