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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

February 20, 2019
Connecticut

HARTFORD – In advance of his inaugural budget address, Gov. Ned Lamont has expressed his support for raising the age of sale for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, Connecticut director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer

February 6, 2019
Connecticut

"While suspensions and expulsions in Connecticut schools are on the decline, the incidence of such disciplinary action in connection with vaping is increasing dramatically, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Education." Read Full Article

January 22, 2019
Connecticut

ACS CAN Connecticut Government Relations Director Bryte Johnson Interviewed The City of Bridgeport became the second city in the state to raise the age of sale of tobacco to 21-years-old. The vote passed 16-1. Bryte Johnson Chairman of the MATCH Coalition, said this is good news for Bridgeport and

January 20, 2019
Connecticut

Bryte Johnson, Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network discussed opportunities for the state of Connecticut to improve its efforts around tobacco control cancer, prevention and improving access to care.

October 22, 2018
Connecticut

ACS CAN Connecticut Volunteers Evelyn Levesque Quoted “I have seen it firsthand an 18-year-old or a senior in high school buying it and then giving it to my friends,” Evelyn said. “And that scares me that really scares me.” Watch Video

October 22, 2018
Connecticut

ACS CAN Connecticut Volunteer Roger Levesque Quoted Hartford City Council has voted to raise the sale of tobacco, vape products from 18-years-old to 21-years-old. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the vote passed unanimously 9-0, by the Hartford City Council Monday night… This decision comes as

October 22, 2018
Connecticut

HARTFORD – By a unanimous vote of 9-0, the Hartford City Council tonight voted in support of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, director of government relations for

October 22, 2018
Connecticut

ACS CAN Connecticut Director of Government Relations Bryte Johnson Quoted “We know the tobacco industry uniquely targets young people to replace consumers dying from their products, and too many of our children are becoming addicted before they even have a chance to grow up,” said Bryte Johnson, director of