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Tobacco Control Press Releases

February 10, 2020

Maryland Comptroller E-cigarette Action: Won’t Do Enough to Protect Kids, But HB3/SB233 Would

The following statement can be attributed to Jocelyn Collins, Maryland Government Relations Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN): “The scope of Comptroller Franchot’s proposal is far too limited—as this issue doesn’t just start and end with some e-cigarettes. We need to pass HB3/SB233 to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Maryland, including flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. If passed, this bill would end the sale of all flavored tobacco products including electronic smoking devices (often called e-cigarettes), menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco.

February 10, 2020

Administration’s Budget Risks Reversing Progress Against Cancer

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.

February 5, 2020

With Flavors Still on the Market, E-Cigarette Executives Testify Before Congress

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on e-cigarette use in the United States amid an ongoing youth tobacco epidemic and one day before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to begin enforcement of the agency’s weak guidance released in early January that put industry profits above the health of children.