California Press Releases
Attorneys General for six states and DC today announced a $462 million multi-state settlement to be paid out by JUUL Labs, following an investigation into its underage marketing practices to attract youth to its addictive e-cigarettes.
A statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in response to Justice Kagan’s denial of the tobacco industry’s request for a stay on the California law to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and most other flavored tobacco products.
Voters in South Dakota and California made it clear on Tuesday that public health is a priority in their states.
California voters passed Proposition 31 to uphold a popular and bipartisan statewide law ending the sale of most flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The law, which takes effect immediately, will help protect kids from a potential lifetime of addiction, reduce tobacco use and advance health equity.
Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed legislation that aimed to enable more Californians to benefit from biomarker testing, a critical step in accessing precision medicine treatments that can lead to fewer side effects, improved survival, better quality of life and potentially lower costs for cancer patients.
Starting July 25, tobacco retailers in Sacramento County are required to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products – including menthol cigarettes, e-cigarettes and flavored shisha.
San Diego, Calif. – Starting this week, on July 14, tobacco retailers in San Diego County will start paying a licensing fee that will fund and ensure strong enforcement of the tobacco retail license ordinance that took effect in July 2021.
The majority of Imperial residents know that secondhand smoke is harmful and support smoke-free policies that protect their families, friends and neighbors. A new billboard campaign aims to prompt city leaders into action with a strong message: Secondhand smoke doesn’t belong here.
The California Assembly Health Committee passed a bill today that would ensure comprehensive biomarker testing is covered by more insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, when supported by medical and scientific evidence.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers gathered at the San Francisco Federal Building to kick off National Cancer Survivor Month and send an important message to Congress: affordable cancer care is PAST DUE.