“This session, we will be focusing our energy on increasing support of cancer screening and access to other lifesaving healthcare programs, maintaining funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and decreasing demand for tobacco products including e-cigarettes," said David W. Benson, ACS CAN government relations director.
Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
Cancer Advocates Extremely Disappointed in Defeat of Initiative I-185 in Montana After Big Tobacco Spends $18 Million to Defeat
Initiative 185 Would Have Saved Lives, Saved Money and Funded Vital Services Including Medicaid to Improve the Lives of Montanans
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released this statement following Tuesday’s election:
AVON, Colo.—Nov. 7, 2018—The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Colorado praises Avon voters for passing a tobacco tax increase that will help curb tobacco use, protect kids and raise new revenue for the community.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its annual policy summit on Thursday, November 1. This year's event addresses Colorado's youth e-cigarette epidemic and what the state must do to protect youth from Big Tobacco.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, urges voters to check ‘yes’ on Avon’s Ballot Issue 2B. It would raise taxes on cigarettes by $3 per pack and increase the price of other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, by 40 percent.
State Legislative Candidates Go on the Record About Health Care at Health Votes Montana Candidate Forums
Many stakeholders are involved in the health care debate, and often the concerns of patients, consumers and their family caregivers can be underrepresented. Health Votes Montana is a series of six nonpartisan state candidate legislative forums focused on addressing these key issues around cancer and aging, disease prevention and access to quality, affordable health coverage. Health Votes Montana is sponsored by ACS CAN, AARP Montana and the Montana Primary Care Association.
Iowa falls short when it comes to implementing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, released today.