Pennsylvania Press Releases

June 30, 2017

Health Advocates Call E-Cigarette Legislation Flawed

Harrisburg, PA – June 30, 2017 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposes House Bill 1477 which would lower the tax on e-cigarettes from 40 percent of the wholesale price to a 5 cents/mL tax and would exclude these products from the definition of tobacco products

May 8, 2017

Public Health Organizations Support Smoke-Free Legislation

Harrisburg, PA – May 8, 2017 – This statement can be attributed to five of the leading health advocacy organizations: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Americans for Nonsmok

March 10, 2017

Support from 15 National Organizations for Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Lora Jean Williams et al. v. City of Philadelphia et al., leading groups working to improve the health of communities provide scientific evidence of the severe consequences of sugary drinks and their impact in Philadelphia.