The following statement comes from Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, in reaction to the news that Reynolds American Inc., the maker of Camel cigarettes, will no longer permit smoking in its offices, conference rooms and elevators.
Smoke-free Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 21, 2014 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
ATLANTA) January 17, 2014 The U.S. Surgeon General 's Report on the Health Consequences of Smoking released today celebrates progress in reducing tobacco 's toll over the past 50 years and offers a prescription for ending the epidemic of death and disease caused by tobacco products.
WASHINGTON, DC - As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking and Health, seven leading public health and medical organizations today called for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good.
JAMA Study Finds Tobacco Control Prevented 8 Million Deaths Since First Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking 50 Years Ago
More than 8 million premature deaths have been avoided and life expectancy has been extended for men by more than two years and for women by more than 1.5 years over the past 50 years due in large part to tobacco control efforts such as increased tobacco taxes, smoke-free air laws, marketing and sales restrictions and cessation treatment programs, according to a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 15, 2013 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, DC March 15, 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionäó»s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) this afternoon unveiled a federally-funded campaign aimed at educating the public about the harmful effects of smoking and living with a medical condition caused by smoking.
Report Finds Majority of States Falling Short on Laws and Policies that Prevent Cancer and Save Lives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2011 – A majority of states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Local and State Lawmakers Must Continue Lifesaving Progress and Pass More Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 21, 2011 – “Tremendous progress has been made during the past decade to protect workers and patrons from the hazardous effects of secondhand smoke.
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 2, 2010 – South Dakotans scored a major public health victory Tuesday night when voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots in favor of a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.