Today, the Illinois State Senate voted to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration. Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:
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Nearly ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates from across the state traveled to the Missouri State Capitol today to call on the General Assembly to make cancer a top legislative priority. Coaches from four state colleges joined volunteers in representation of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
New Report Shows Most States Can Do More to Provide Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation Coverage through Medicaid
A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) provided an updated snapshot of states’ Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation.
New Reports Highlight Increased Youth Exposure to E-Cigarette Ads; Misperceptions of Tobacco’s Health Harms
Two reports released today highlight potentially dangerous findings among U.S. middle and high school students when it comes to advertising and perceptions of electronic cigarette and other tobacco products.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of leading health organizations Thursday released the following statement in strong opposition to a resolution that would allow the Legislature to remove current voter protections on funding for vital Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) prog
The administration released its FY19 budget today including a minimum $1 billion cut for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), down from what the House and Senate committees have approved for FY 18 funding levels.
Several of the largest public health organizations in the country are united in opposition to a Constitutional Revision Commission proposal that would strip language in the Florida constitution that ensures tobacco settlement money is invested in proven tobacco prevention and cessation strategies developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The coalition includes the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the West Virginia State Capitol today and called on the Legislature to prioritize the 12,110 West Virginians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018.
Fewer young people in Illinois would start smoking under a proposal to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21 years old. State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and State Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Oak Park) introduced the legislation in Springfield today with the support of public health groups and community organizations.
Today, the Indiana House of Representatives sidelined a bill that would have increased the minimum age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21 years old. Bryan Hannon, chair of Tobacco Free Indiana, released the following statement in response: