Prevention and Cessation Press Releases
Tobacco Use Among U.S. Veterans is Nearly Double the National Average; Legislation Could Help Lessen Health Burden
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing tobacco use by military veterans is nearly double the national average. The data, collected from 2010-2015 and published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows nearly 30 percent of veterans use some kind of tobacco.
Governor Phil Scott is preparing to deliver his State of the State Message today. Bill Sherman, managing director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ACS CAN) released the following statement in advance of the governor’s message:
Patient Advocates Offer Resources to Kentuckians Looking to Quit Tobacco Use During “Kick It, Kentucky!” Week
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and 26 other leading health organizations are offering support to those Kentuckians looking to quit tobacco as part of the first-ever Kick It, Kentucky! week.
New Report Shows Significant Opportunities Remain for States to Pass Policies to Save Lives and Money from Cancer
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored Ypsilanti resident Jennifer Belaire with its Excalibur Award at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored Olivet resident C.J. Heisler with its Advocacy Volunteer of the Year award at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing.
The Village of Maywood recently approved an ordinance to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. Nico Probst, Chicago government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response:
More than 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Michigan State Capitol today and called on the Legislature to prioritize the 57,600 Michiganders who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017.