A recent poll by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows strong support among Georgia registered voters for increasing and protecting access to affordable health coverage, including 70% in favor of Medicaid expansion.
Georgia Press Releases
U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
ATLANTA, GA – September 13, 2022 – United States Senator Raphael Warnock received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award today, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer
ATLANTA, May 25, 2022— The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner’s passed a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance for the city – building on their commitment for a healthier community.
Black Youth Show Highest Combustible Tobacco Use Rates in New CDC Survey; Highlighting the Urgency to Undo Decades of Discriminatory, Predatory Marketing by Big Tobacco
ATLANTA, GA – March 30, 2022 – New surveys released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that youth tobacco use remains a serious public
Georgians Join Hundreds of Cancer Patients, Survivors Nationwide to Call on Congress: Make Cancer a National Priority
ATLANTA, GA – September 29, 2021 – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district dialed into calls and logged onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight agai
Leading Public Health Groups: Augusta Cigar Bar Exemption Will Jeopardize Health of Workers, Youth and the Black Community
AUGUSTA, GA — September 7, 2021 — Today, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission approved an amendment to the county’s smoke-free ordinance that will allow smoking in certain indoor spaces.
Public Health Organizations Urge County Commission to Oppose Harmful Tobacco Exemption That Would Exacerbate Health Inequities Among Black Americans
AUGUSTA, GA — Tomorrow, the Augusta-Richond County Commission will vote on a proposed amendment to the county’s smoke-free ordinance to allow cigar smoking in certain indoor spaces, despite the motion failing in committee last week.
Augusta-Richmond County Commission to Consider Rolling Back Smoke-free Protections to Allow Cigar Smoking in Some Indoor Spaces
AUGUSTA, GA — July 27, 2021 — Today, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission will consider weakening the county’s popular smoke-free ordinance, amending the policy to establish cigar lounges in order to allow cigar smoking in certain indoor spaces.