CHEYENNE, Wyo.--Unfortunately, a lifesaving tobacco tax bill died in the House Revenue Committee today on a 5-4 vote. House Bill 218, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-Laramie County), would have raised the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack and increased the tax some other tobacco products.
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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges the legislature to pass House Bill 218, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, which would raise the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack and increase the tax on some other tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff. ACS CAN also urges the legislature to include e-cigarettes in the tax increase to address the e-cigarette epidemic among youth.
Wyoming Legislators Missed a Proven Opportunity to Save Lives and Raise Revenue by Not Introducing the Tobacco Tax
The Wyoming Legislature's House of Representatives decided not to introduce House Bill 43 by today's bill cutoff deadline, effectively killing any chance of a $1 tobacco tax increase passing this legislative session.
Cancer advocates and volunteers from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the American Heart Association gathered in Cheyenne on Tuesday, February 13 for a Day at the Capitol to urge their state lawmakers to pass a $1 tobacco tax increase that will save lives, reduce health care costs, and raise new revenue.
Wyoming cancer patients and survivors gather in Cheyenne on Tuesday, Feb. 13 for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's annual "Cancer Day at the Capitol" to urge their lawmakers to pass a $1 tobacco tax increase in Wyoming that will save lives, reduce health care costs, and raise revenue.
In its final meeting of the year today, the Joint Revenue Committee voted 8-7 to introduce a bill in the 2018 legislative session that will increase the state's tobacco tax by $1 per pack of cigarettes with an equal tax on all other tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco.
Wyoming Cancer Advocates Mark American Cancer Society’s Annual Great American Smokeout by Calling for a $1 Tobacco Tax Increase
November 16 is the 42nd annual American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. Wyoming cancer advocates mark the day by urging the Legislature to pass a $1 tobacco tax increase in 2018.
Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs
States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...