Tobacco Control Press Releases

December 20, 2018

U.S. Public Health At Risk in Juul-Altria Deal

Washington, D.C. – Juul Labs, producer of the e-cigarette and nicotine pods that are extremely popular with young people, announced today that it will sell a minority stake of its company to Altria Group, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and producer of Marlboro-branded cigarettes.

November 6, 2018

Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Amendment 9

Nearly 70 percent of Florida voters supported Amendment 9 on Election Day, which will add a prohibition on using electronic smoking devices in most indoor workplaces to the state’s Constitution. In response to these election results, Heather Youmans, Florida’s senior government relations director with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released the following statement.