State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures.
Smoke-free Press Releases
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.
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.