ACS CAN Praises Senate for Passing Tobacco 21
DOVER, DE - March 19, 2019- The Delaware State Senate today passed legislation (SB25) that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to those younger than 21.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Delaware Government Relations Director Jeanne Chiquoine released the following statement:
“Tobacco 21 is a sound measure. The longer we can keep youth away from tobacco products, the less likely they are to begin this deadly addiction. That’s why seven states have already enacted this law.
“We thank bill sponsors Senators Townsend and DelCollo for their leadership on this lifesaving legislation. This is a great first step. We now look forward to working with the General Assembly to protect our young people and save lives.”
About ACS CAN
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.