DENVER, Colo.—Today Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 1033 that gives all Colorado cities, towns and counties the ability to pass local tobacco control policies to help protect their citizens from tobacco use.
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An amendment filed Tuesday to House Bill 6 will severely undercut efforts to combat Big Tobacco in New Mexico, where more than 28 percent of all cancer deaths can be attributed to its products.
Today, Gov. Tony Evers released his budget plan, which included funding for tobacco prevention and the state’s Well Woman program for breast and cervical cancer screenings, as well as a tax on e-cigarettes. He also announced his commitment to increasing access to Wisconsin’s Medicaid program. In response, Sara Sahli, Wisconsin government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement:
Recently, the House of Representatives took a stand for Iowans’ health and introduced a bill to increase the state cigarette tax by $1.50. I’d like to thank our local lawmakers who co-sponsored this measure, including Reps. Rob Bacon, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell and Lisa Heddens.
Lincoln, Neb., – February 21, 2019 – Public health advocates from across the state traveled to the Nebraska State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 2,500 Nebraskans who will die from smoking this year.
Pierre, S.D. – Feb. 19, 2019 – Fewer South Dakota kids will start using e-cigarettes thanks to Rep. Carl Perry’s proposal to impose a tax on e-cigarettes, which cleared the House Health and Human Services Committee today.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be presenting testimony this week at three legislative hearings in Santa Fe that could help forge a new direction in the state’s battle to address the growing crisis caused by tobacco products.
Today, the front steps of the South Carolina State House were covered in sneakers to remind lawmakers to protect teen health by raising the cigarette tax by $1.50 and prohibiting teens under 18 from using indoor tanning devices.
The public health community in New Mexico opposes a proposal by Sen. Clemente Sanchez to increase the state’s cigarette tax by 34 cents per pack because it will not significantly improve the health of New Mexicans.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Urges Oregon Legislature to Pass $2 Tobacco Tax Increase in 2019
PORTLAND, Ore.—The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to prioritize and pass a $2 per pack cigarette tax increase with an equivalent increase on all other tobacco products including electronic cigarettes in the 2019 session.