Indiana falls short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to reduce cancer incidence and death from tobacco use, according to the latest edition of “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 released the report today.
Smoke-free Press Releases
Knoxville, TN — August 1, 2018 —Today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville joined universities across the state in going smoke-free.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—July 17, 2018—Governor Bill Walker signed the statewide smoke-free workplace bill into law today at the Lucky Wishbone, reportedly the first restaurant in Alaska to go completely smoke-free.
We are disappointed the Round Rock City Council voted last Thursday to preserve a smoking exemption for certain businesses, continuing to expose workers and patrons to deadly secondhand smoke.
A new law took effect on July 10 that makes all University of Hawaii campuses completely tobacco-free, including the use of electronic cigarettes.
Hard to imagine, but only a decade ago we had smoking sections and ashtrays on tables in restaurants. Children could not enjoy a meal with their families without breathing in secondhand smoke.
Cancer Advocates Applaud Governor Hickenlooper's Veto of Legislation to Create Marijuana Tasting Rooms
DENVER, Colo.—June 5, 2018 — The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and other leading public health organizations are thankful and relieved that Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed House Bill 1258 on Monday, June 4.
Today in Louisiana, the implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free air ordinance to protect all employees in the East Baton Rouge workforce came to fruition.
JUNEAU, Alaska – May 15, 2018—In the final hours of the legislative session, the Alaska State Legislature passed a statewide smoke-free workplaces bill, Senate Bill 63. This bill, commonly called the “Take It Outside Act”, was sponsored by Sen.
HARRISBURG, PA – April 17, 2018 – Nearly 120 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Harrisburg today to meet with Pennsylvania’s lawmakers about the need for strengthening the Clean Indoor Air Act - which is 10 years old t