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Regulation and Products Press Releases

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).

July 12, 2017

House Committee Moves to Weaken Tobacco Regulation

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a bill today that would greatly weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of tobacco products. The provision was included in the FY 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies appropriations bill.