HONOLULU — Governor Ige vetoed House Bill 1296 today that would have repealed Hawaii’s successful Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund. Following is a statement from Cynthia Au, Hawaii government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:
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Leading Public Health Groups Urge Governor Ige to Veto Bill That Would Reverse Decades of Progress in Fighting Tobacco Use
On the heels of World No Tobacco Day, leading public health organizations urge Governor Ige to veto House Bill 1296 that would repeal Hawaii's successful tobacco control trust fund and eliminate funding for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.
Hawaii Public Health Advocates Urge Legislature Not to Eliminate the State’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding
HONOLULU—The Legislature is set to vote Tuesday on House Bill 1296 that would eliminate funding for Hawaii’s tobacco control program, which has dramatically reduced smoking rates and health care costs for more than two decades.
Lawmakers Must Prioritize Hawaii’s Keiki Over Big Tobacco’s Profits and Preserve Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund
HONOLULU—The Senate will have its final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, on House Bill 1296 that would dismantle Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund, which has significantly reduced smoking rates for more than two decades.
Hawaii Cancer Advocates Host Virtual Day of Action to Urge Lawmakers to Prioritize Tobacco Prevention and Fund Cancer Research
HONOLULU—Today, state lawmakers heard from cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across the state during a virtual Cancer Action Day, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
House Passes Bill that Undermines Decades of Success in Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Efforts
HONOLULU—The State House passed a bill today that would jeopardize Hawaii’s successful efforts to reduce tobacco use by removing protected funding for the state’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund.
Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation declaring December 3-7 as Cancer Screen Week in Hawaii. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) worked with lawmakers to pass a resolution during the 2018 legislative session declaring the first week in December as Cancer Screen Week in partnership with Genentech, the American Cancer Society (ACS), Stand Up to Cancer and Rally Health. T
A new law took effect on July 10 that makes all University of Hawaii campuses completely tobacco-free, including the use of electronic cigarettes.