Vermont Press Releases

January 28, 2019

Governor Scott Releases State Budget

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.

March 19, 2018

ACS CAN Names Costa Vermont State Government Relations Director

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.

March 17, 2017

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.