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October 30, 2019
Colorado

Tobacco use is the no. 1 cause of preventable death in the country. In Colorado alone this year, 5,100 adults will die from smoking while 1,900 kids under age 18 will become new daily smokers. Teens in Colorado are also using electronic cigarette at alarming rates as the state and

August 1, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—Colorado gets mixed results for its policies and legislation to prevent cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to

May 29, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—Jared Polis enacted legislation today (House Bill 1076) that adds e-cigarettes to Colorado’s statewide smoke-free law and prohibits their use in public places and workplaces. The new law takes effect July 1. RJ Ours, the Colorado government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

May 16, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo— Flanked by cancer patients, survivors and advocates, Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1302 into law, renewing Colorado’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program for another 10 years to provide cancer treatment for low-income, uninsured and under-insured women. "Unfortunately, people without health insurance have lower

May 2, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 1076 today to add e-cigarettes to the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act and prohibit their use in public places and workplaces. If signed by Gov. Jared Polis, the legislation will take effect on July 1. RJ Ours, the American Cancer Society

May 1, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo— The Colorado General Assembly today passed House Bill 1302 to renew Colorado’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program through 2029. The bill previously passed the House on April 22 and now heads to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk to be signed into law. The American Cancer

April 22, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1302 to reauthorize Colorado's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Program through 2029. The bill has enjoyed strong bipartisan support, passing the House with a vote of 52-12 and now awaits Senate action. The American Cancer Society

April 18, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed a bill with a vote of 48-17 to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and workplaces. House Bill 1076 will update the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act to include e-cigarettes and remove exemptions for assisted living homes, small

March 28, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—Today Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 1033 that gives all Colorado cities, towns and counties the ability to pass local tobacco control policies to help protect their citizens from tobacco use. It overturns a decades-old clause in state law that had blocked these local efforts to combat tobacco