This statement is being issued in response to the legislature’s decision to re-allocate $10 million in tobacco settlement dollars in the state budget deal, including $2 million per year in cuts to Maine’s tobacco control program, as well as making additional deep cuts to statewide programs critical in fighting tobacco use.
Maine Press Releases
Senator Saviello Receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for Excellence in Cancer-Fighting Public Policy
AUGUSTA – May 31, 2017– Senator Tom Saviello was awarded the Distinguished Advocacy Award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his commitment to increase access to care and improve the quality of life for cancer patients in
Lawmakers & Cancer Survivors Converge on State House to Support Increase in Tobacco Sales Age; Urge Making Cancer a Legislative Priority
AUGUSTA – MAY 30 – Today, cancer survivors, youth advocates and medical professionals from across the state gathered in Augusta, alongside public health advocacy groups, to urge the legislature to support policies that would help fight cancer in Maine.
ACS CAN, Cancer Survivors, Urge Support of Legislation Protecting Minors from Indoor Tanning Devices
AUGUSTA – The Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine legislature will hold a public hearing today on LD 889, "An Act to Reduce Youth Cancer Risk", which prohibits the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under the age of 18.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Maine Lawmakers: the Fight Against Tobacco is Not Over
This statement can be attributed to Hilary Schneider, director of government relations in Maine for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in response to portions of Governor LePage’s biennial budget proposal related to the Department of Health and Human Services:
Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs
States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...