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June 27, 2019
National

ACS CAN volunteers attended many Pride events across the country in June in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month. At the events, volunteers helped raise awareness about the dangerous impact tobacco has had on the LGBTQ community. Tobacco companies have disproportionally targeted LGBTQ individuals and because of their efforts, a larger

June 26, 2019
National

Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will markup legislation aimed at helping reduce patients’ out-of-pocket health care costs and improving public health. The Lower Health Care Costs Act would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances.

June 20, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Advocates and volunteers from the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) will be on Capitol Hill today to share their stories with lawmakers as part of the coalition’s sixth annual lobby day. The PQLC includes more than 40 organizations that collectively work to advance the interests of

June 19, 2019
National

Today the U.S. House is poised to pass an FY 2020 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a $300 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

June 14, 2019
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 15, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acted illegally when, in August 2017, it allowed e-cigarettes to remain on the market until 2022 before applying for FDA authorization (and also allowed products to stay on

June 12, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is launching a new initiative this week that will promote the experiences of cancer survivors in cancer-related policymaking. The initiative will establish a national panel of cancer survivors who will share through a series of surveys their opinions

June 11, 2019
National

Washington, D.C– June 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced yesterday that it will adopt a smoke-free policy for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers and other vendors at all DVA health care facilities. The updated policy directive will take effect this October and will prohibit the use

May 29, 2019
National

Chau Dang had just graduated with a master’s in physics from the University of Oklahoma, but, even with her advanced degree, she was struggling back at home in Seattle to find a job. Chau had attended college and graduate school on a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, an academic scholarship program

May 20, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced legislation that would raise the federal age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21. The bipartisan Tobacco-Free Youth Act comes amid a public health crisis that has resulted in a 78% spike