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Restore Funding to Fight Tobacco NOW!

For years, Connecticut has been taking money away from programs to educate kids about the dangers of tobacco products, and away from programs to help people who use tobacco quit. This raiding has left zero state funding to address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.

Latest Updates

June 22, 2021
Connecticut

HARTFORD – Today, Phillip Morris International (PMI) announced its intention to relocate the company’s corporate headquarters from New York to Connecticut. The following statement can be attributed to Amber Herting, a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Connecticut: “Whether across the country or

June 15, 2021
Connecticut

HARTFORD – As Connecticut lawmakers continue to debate a proposal that would end the sale of flavored tobacco in the state, leading public health organizations are calling on the legislature to reject the current language, which is rife with dangerous loopholes. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte

February 5, 2020
Connecticut

HARTFORD - In his budget message today, Gov. Lamont called for several tobacco control provisions, including restricting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes, including menthol, in Connecticut. However, his proposal did not restrict the sale of other flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and fruit and candy flavored

May 31, 2019
Connecticut

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Senate marked today, World No Tobacco Day, by voting in support of HB7200. This bill would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The House of Representatives approved the legislation earlier this month and it now heads

State Contacts

Natalie Cullen Shurtleff
Connecticut Grassroots Manager
Bryte Johnson
Director Government Relations and Advocacy
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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