WESTCHESTER, NY – December 6, 2022 – Last week, the Westchester County Board of Legislators voted to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, hookah, cigars and smokeless tobacco products.
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Cancer-Fighting Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout® by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction
Albany, New York – November 14, 2022 – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 47th annual Great American Smokeout® on Thursday, November 17 by calling on state and local elected officials to protect the health of every New York resident by implementing
Survey: More than 80 Percent of Cancer Patients and Survivors Say Copay Assistance Programs Help Them Afford Their Prescription Drugs
Albany, NY – A new Survivor Views survey from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows that while copay assistance programs can help cancer patients afford the medications they need, some aren’t able
NEW YORK – A coalition of public health groups applauded today’s introduction of legislation (Intro 577-2022) that would end the sale of menthol cigarettes in New York City by Councilmembers Rita Joseph and Selvena N. Brooks-Powers.
ACS CAN is joined by more than 65 organizations asking for colorectal screening to be included in the budget.
Governor Hochul has released her Executive Budget for the next fiscal year. ACS CAN is asking for increases in funding for the Cancer Services Program and tobacco control.
ACS CAN looks forward to working with the new New York City Mayor and City Council Speaker on crucial health issues.
ACS CAN Applauds Gov. Hochul for Enacting Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Administer an Increased List of Vaccines
Gov Hochul has enacted a measure that will increase the list of vaccines a pharmacist may administer.