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ACS CAN will submit testimony asking Hawaii lawmakers to maintain funding for the state's tobacco prevention and cessation program, which is crucial to preventing kids from starting to use tobacco and helping people already addicted to tobacco quit. 

Latest Updates

July 6, 2021

HONOLULU — Governor Ige vetoed House Bill 1296 today that would have repealed Hawaii’s successful Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund. Following is a statement from Cynthia Au, Hawaii government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: “Hawaii has a long and successful history of reducing tobacco

June 17, 2021

Check out the latest Hawaii Newsletter This month's newsletter includes: 2021 Legislative Session, Volunteer Highlight, Lights of Hope and more!

June 1, 2021

On the heels of World No Tobacco Day , leading public health organizations urge Governor Ige to veto House Bill 1296 that would repeal Hawaii's successful tobacco control trust fund and eliminate funding for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.

April 24, 2021

HONOLULU—The Legislature is set to vote Tuesday on House Bill 1296 that would eliminate funding for Hawaii’s tobacco control program, which has dramatically reduced smoking rates and health care costs for more than two decades. The funding comes from yearly payments from the tobacco industry, not taxpayers, as part of

State Contacts

Cynthia Au
Government Relations Director, Hawaii-Guam
Noe Streetman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.