ACS CAN praises Governor Scott for signing e-cigarette tax bill into law.
Vermont Press Releases
ACS CAN applauds Governor Phil Scott and the State Legislature for passing and signing into law two bills that will help save lives.
MONTPELIER - The Vermont House of Representatives today voted in support of S.86, commonly referred to as Tobacco 21, which would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21.
MONTPELIER, VT – January 25, 2019 – Governor Phil Scott presented his state budget to the state legislature Thursday. In his budget address, Governor Scott proposed to tax e-cigarettes at the same rate as on other tobacco products, which is 92 percent of the wholesale price.
MONTPELIER – May 23, 2018 – Vermont has made great headway in tackling the problem of tobacco, but it is far from solved. Tobacco is still the number one cause of preventable death nationwide.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has named award winning broadcast journalist Jennifer Costa, of Burlington, as Vermont government relations director. In this post, Costa will oversee advocacy efforts promoting evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
Governor Phil Scott is preparing to deliver his State of the State Message today. Bill Sherman, managing director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ACS CAN) released the following statement in advance of the governor’s message:
MONTPELIER - Cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State House last week to meet with Vermont lawmakers about the need to support legislation that could help prevent cancer.
Vermont Public Health Advocates Applaud Senate Lawmakers for Unanimous "Yes" Vote on Tobacco 21 Bill
Leaders from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the March of Dimes and the American Academy of Pediatrics, today congratulated Senate Health and Welfare committee members for their unanimously voting “yes” on legislation aimed at saving lives and money by reducing tobacco use in the state.