New Mexico Press Releases
Attorneys General for six states and DC today announced a $462 million multi-state settlement to be paid out by JUUL Labs, following an investigation into its underage marketing practices to attract youth to its addictive e-cigarettes.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 73 Wednesday, expanding access to biomarker testing to more patients statewide. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its team of volunteers, including cancer survivors, patients, caregivers and partners applaud the Governor and State Legislators for taking this extraordinary step in prioritizing the needs of patients in New Mexico and revolutionizing their access to care.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds members of the New Mexico State Legislature for passing House Bill 73 as the 2023 legislative session wrapped up. With the signature of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the bill will expand access to biomarker testing statewide, helping to revolutionize cancer care in New Mexico.
ALBUQUERQUE – As Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham is planning to call a special session to pass the Cannabis Regulation Act, a coalition of leading public health groups across New Mexico joined together to urge lawmakers to protect the state’s smokefree air laws, cautioning again
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, state legislators heard from cancer patients, survivors, and public health advocates during New Mexico’s virtual Tobacco Action Day.
An amendment filed Tuesday to House Bill 6 will severely undercut efforts to combat Big Tobacco in New Mexico, where more than 28 percent of all cancer deaths can be attributed to its products.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be presenting testimony this week at three legislative hearings in Santa Fe that could help forge a new direction in the state’s battle to address the growing crisis caused by tobacco products.
The public health community in New Mexico opposes a proposal by Sen. Clemente Sanchez to increase the state’s cigarette tax by 34 cents per pack because it will not significantly improve the health of New Mexicans.
Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, students and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at New Mexico's Roundhouse today in support of increasing the state’s tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack and prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices.