HELENA, Mont.—Leading public health organizations applaud the legislators’ decision to uphold Montana’s popular, longstanding Clean Indoor Air Act and smoke-free protections by tabling House Bill 285 today. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 to table the bill.
Montana Press Releases
Montana Cancer Advocates Host Virtual Week of Action to Prioritize Tobacco Control Efforts During Cancer Prevention Month
HELENA, MT—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers this week during the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Cancer Action Week to urge them to make fighting cancer a priority.
Incomplete effort by Missoula City Council restricts sale of flavored e-cigarettes – not all flavored products
The Missoula City Council passed an ordinance to restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes only. The Montana chapters of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Heart Association (AHA) and American Lung Association opposed the policy because it does not include menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products, leaving opportunities for Big Tobacco to continue marketing flavored products to youth.
Governor Bullock and Senator Daines Go on the Record with Their Positions on Issues to Fight Cancer as Part of National Voter Education Campaign
Both major candidates for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat have publicly stated their positions on key issues and policies to help fight cancer if they are elected. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) encouraged Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Steve Daines to state their positions on these critical issues as part of ACS CAN’s national Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.
Leading Cancer Advocacy Organization Urges Montana’s U.S. Senate Candidates to Make Fighting Cancer a National Priority
Cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across Montana met virtually Thursday with U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Steve Bullock for a nonpartisan discussion on policies and issues that are critical to fighting cancer. The meeting was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program informing the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.
Missoula Resident Receives Government Relations Professional of the Year Award for Excellence in Cancer Advocacy
Local resident Kristin Page-Nei was recognized as the country’s top government relations professional by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in honor of her exceptional work advocating for cancer-fighting public policies.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Calls on Montana's U.S. Senate Candidates to Make Cancer a Priority
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on Montana’s U.S. Senate candidates to clearly state their commitments to fighting cancer—a disease that continues to kill more 1,600 people a day in this country. Volunteer advocates issued invitations to all major U.S. Senate candidates in the state to meet with cancer patients and survivors virtually to discuss the issues most important to them.
Cancer Organization Encouraged by Governor Bullock’s Permanent Rule to End Flavored E-cigarette Sales
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is encouraged about Governor Steve Bullock’s commitment to reducing tobacco use. Today the Montana Department of Public Health issued a permanent rule requested by Governor Bullock to end the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in Montana. ACS CAN believes this is a good start and encourages communities to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products to protect kids.
Miss Montana Mo Shea Joins Forces with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for Skin Cancer Prevention
HELENA, Mont.—Preventing skin cancer and protecting teens from the dangers of tanning is the goal of a new partnership between Miss Montana 2019 Mo Shea and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.