TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 26, 2020 – This session, House members have renounced their promise to protect youth from a lifetime of tobacco addiction by turning a blind eye to the comprehensive, evidence-based policies that would do so.
Tobacco Control Press Releases
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot issued the final report yesterday from the Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices, outlining the task force’s recommendations to reduce youth e-cigarette use. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) determined that the plan misses the mark in terms seeing worthwhile results.
Cancer Advocates Held Cancer Action Day at Capitol Today, Urging Lawmakers to Protect Kids from Tobacco and Preserve Access to Health Care through Medicaid
JUNEAU, Alaska – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer united at the State Capitol in Juneau today to share their personal stories and push for policy change to fight cancer.
Washington, D.C. – February 13, 2020 – A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) provides an updated snapshot of states’ Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments and therapies.
Pierre, S.D. – Capitol staff, lawmakers and cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wore suits and sneakers on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the South Dakota Capitol.
The administration released its FY21 budget today which contains significant cuts to health care programs. If implemented, the cuts could leave millions more Americans uninsured and unable to access comprehensive health coverage and stall medical research essential to preventing, detecting and treating cancer.
Lincoln, Neb., – February 6, 2020 – Cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) from across the state traveled to the Nebraska State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize Nebraskans’ health and make the fight against cancer a top priority.