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February 20, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 20, 2020 – Today, the House Commerce Committee passed House bill 7089. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) opposed the bill urging lawmakers to fulfill their duty to Florida youth by enacting comprehensive, evidence-based policies. The statement below is on behalf of

February 4, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 4, 2020 – Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Innovation, Industry and Technology passed bill SB 810 to increase the state’s age of sale for all tobacco products to align with the federal age of sale and enable enforcement. The bill will be voted on by

January 22, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – January 22, 2020 – Yesterday, the Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously passed bill SB 810 to increase the state’s age of sale for all tobacco products to align with the federal age of sale and enable enforcement. The below is a statement from Senior Government Relations

January 10, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 10, 2020 - As state lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Florida. The latest edition of ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report and

December 23, 2019
Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2019 – A report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and other public health groups shows that, amidst a youth tobacco use epidemic that is being driven by e-cigarettes, Florida is shortchanging

November 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – From the panhandle to the Florida Keys, cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) met with their legislators this week in support of increasing funding for biomedical and early detection programs as well as raising the minimum age

November 8, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – November 8, 2019 – Earlier this week, Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. David Simmons filed SB 810 in the Florida Legislature. Part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent tobacco addiction, the introduced legislation would raise the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 with

June 27, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – On July 1, Florida’s Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) will be updated to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping,” anywhere smoking is already prohibited. This change is the result of an overwhelming voter mandate in last November’s elections, where nearly 70% of Florida voters cast

April 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House Commerce Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Representative Spencer Roach (R – North Ft. Myers) that would strip communities of their authority to regulate tobacco marketing, which would undermine decades of successful tobacco control work around the state. Following is a statement is from