Updates matching "Maryland"

May 4, 2019

A huge thank you to Jacqueline Beale for attending the SLA Summit the first weekend in May. This Summit allows SLA's from across the country to learn the latest information about our legislative campaigns, state initiatives, and fundraising. Additionally, it provides the opportunity to network and learn from

April 9, 2019

An ambience of sadness and loss permeated this year’s Sine Die —the last day of the 90-day, Maryland General Assembly Session—as we processed the loss of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a true health care champion. It is fitting that we made so much progress this year. Please take a

March 18, 2019

Earlier today, Maryland’s House of Delegates and Senate passed bills that would increase the state’s age of tobacco sales to 21. Because the bills have slight differences, they will likely go to conference committee to reach a settlement on the proposed language.

March 15, 2019

ANNAPOLIS - Earlier today, Maryland’s Senate passed a bill that would prohibit those under 18 from using indoor tanning devices in the state. Yesterday, the House of Delegates passed the same legislation. Following is a statement from Jocelyn Collins, Maryland’s government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

March 13, 2019

Thank you to all of our advocates who have been taking action on the “Tobacco 21” bill. Your voices have been heard and I have more great news to share. Both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Economic Matters committees passed the bill out of their committees. Tobacco 21

February 5, 2019

Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Capitol in Annapolis today in support of raising the minimum sales age for all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices and other cancer prevention issues.

February 1, 2019

MGM Resorts has announced it is withdrawing its request to build an indoor smoking area at MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This is good news for the health and safety of Maryland’s casino workforce, customers, and the public.

January 9, 2019

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applaud the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland for its support of legislation that would increase the state’s tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.

December 14, 2018
District Of Columbia, Maryland

20 years after the landmark 1998 state tobacco settlement, most states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This year, states will collect $27.3 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only 2.4% of it to fight tobacco use. Check out TFK report to see