Elected officials across the state must do more to support residents of Louisiana who want to quit using tobacco products, say cancer patients, survivors, and advocates who are marking the American Cancer Society’s 48th annual Great American Smokeout®. The Great American Smokeout is a day for people who use tobacco to create a plan to quit.
Louisiana Press Releases
The Shreveport Council today passed an amendment to undermine the effective and popular smoke-free ordinance to once again allow smoking in casinos, being the first municipality in Louisiana, and in the U.S., to withdraw smoke-free workplace protections from their hardworking constituents. With this move, Louisiana is once again first in the worst of ways and rankings.
Senate Bill 92 would undermine employers’ ability to implement protective vaccine requirements. With more than 17,000 Louisianans having died of COVID-19, lawmakers should support workplace safety by encouraging vaccinations – not limiting them.
BATON ROUGE, LA - Alice Williams, who has had a long and successful career around the capitol and with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) this week, was promoted to Louisiana government relations director.
NEW IBERIA, LA. – “The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is delighted that the New Iberia council has taken steps to protect citizens from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
Cancer-Fighting Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction
BATON ROUGE, LA – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 46th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Louisiana residents by implementing strong tobacco control legislation.
BATON ROUGE, LA - Yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted a policy forum addressing health disparities and its impact on access to care for cancer patients and survivors.
Baton Rouge, LA – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment.
Baton Rouge, LA - “Today, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed legislation, House Bill 525, that would lower the price of some tobacco products and would help the tobacco industry protect their bottom line, while addicting people with cheaper products.