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Regulation and Products Press Releases

March 14, 2019

ACS CAN Hails Final Legislative Passage of Tobacco 21

Today, the Illinois State Senate sent a bill to Gov. J.B. Pritzker that raises the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. In response, Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement:

March 12, 2019

ACS CAN Celebrates House Passage of Tobacco 21

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. It now moves to the State Senate for further consideration. In response, Shana Crews, Illinois government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement:

November 6, 2018

Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Amendment 9

Nearly 70 percent of Florida voters supported Amendment 9 on Election Day, which will add a prohibition on using electronic smoking devices in most indoor workplaces to the state’s Constitution. In response to these election results, Heather Youmans, Florida’s senior government relations director with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released the following statement.

July 2, 2018

State Bills Limiting Local Authority Could Threaten Future Public Health Policies

In the last few weeks nine states have worked to pass bills that restrict local lawmakers’ ability to pass future innovative and proactive public health policies. These bills are known as “preemption bills” because they block, or preempt, authority of lower levels of government to pass laws stronger than state law. Preemption bills are popular among groups like the tobacco industry to prevent future legislation that could impact the sale of its products. The following is a Statement from Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).