Maryland Press Releases
ANNAPOLIS, MD – APRIL 17, 2023 – Last week, HB 1217 / SB 805 landed on Governor Wes Moore’s desk following its near-unanimous passage in the Senate and House of Delegates and representing a victory for cancer patients across Maryland.
Lance Kilpatrick Joins American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Lead Government Relations in Maryland, Delaware & D.C.
ANNAPOLIS, MD – MARCH 27, 2023 – Lance Kilpatrick has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Government Relations Director in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
Tobacco Tax Increase Will Help Protect Marylanders from Rising Toll of Big Tobacco, Says Nation’s Leading Cancer Advocacy Organization
ANNAPOLIS – Today, the Maryland Senate joined its colleagues in the House in voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a potentially lifesaving tobacco tax increase.
Gov. Hogan’s Veto of Tobacco Tax Bill: Missed $95M Revenue Opportunity for State Amid COVID-19, Says ACS CAN
Annapolis, Md. —Today, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed bill HB732, which included line items for increasing the state cigarette tax by $1.75 per pack and earmarking $18.25 million toward tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot issued the final report yesterday from the Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices, outlining the task force’s recommendations to reduce youth e-cigarette use. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) determined that the plan misses the mark in terms seeing worthwhile results.
Maryland Cancer Group Urges State Legislators to Make Tobacco Control a Priority, Same Day as General Assembly Flavored Tobacco Hearing
On Thursday, Feb. 6, cancer patients and survivors from across the state will head to the Maryland State Capitol to meet with state lawmakers about supporting bills to end the sale of all flavored tobacco in Maryland. (HB3/SB233) and to increase the state’s tobacco excise tax by $2 per pack on cigarettes with a parallel tax of 86% of the wholesale price on all other tobacco products including e-cigarettes (SB3/HB 732).
Leading Health Organizations Respond to Maryland E-Cigarette Taskforce: Address the Tobacco Epidemic Through Proven Policy Solutions
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Lung Association (ALA), and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids all stand united in saying that we recognize Comptroller Franchot for his concerns about the e-cigarette epidemic; however, now is the time for proven policy solutions.