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August 9, 2018
New Mexico

“This 16th edition of the report highlights what we are lacking when it comes to fighting cancer,” said ACS CAN Government Relations Director Sandra Adondakis.

August 6, 2018
New Mexico

We are asking 2018 candidates running for Governor, Lieutenant Governor or for the State House to refuse to accept any contributions from tobacco companies to send a signal that New Mexico elected leaders and public policy will not be influenced by these companies. Policies should protect the people of our state from the harmful health effects of tobacco, including cancer.

May 22, 2018
New Mexico

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host a news conference on Don’t Fry Day, the Friday before Memorial Day, to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin.

May 15, 2018
New Mexico

The law places limits on step therapy policies used by insurance companies that require patients to try less expensive, potentially less effective drugs before they can get coverage for the prescriptions their physicians recommend.

February 13, 2018
New Mexico

The legislative session is scheduled to end at noon on Thursday, Feb. 15, and the tobacco tax increase bill has not yet received a hearing.

January 25, 2018
New Mexico

ACS CAN New Mexico volunteers will push their legislators to support Senate Bill 25, which passed out of the Senate Education Committee on Jan. 24, 2018.

January 8, 2018
New Mexico

Senate Bill 25, filed by Sen. Howie Morales (D-28), would raise the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack and impose an equivalent tax on other tobacco products including cigars, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

April 17, 2017
New Mexico

Governor Susana Martinez line-item vetoed all funding to the University of New Mexico, including the nearly $8 million appropriation of state funds to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center during her actions on House Bill 2, the legislature-approved state budget.

March 9, 2017
New Mexico

New Mexico does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to buy tobacco because it is a known carcinogen. However, under current state law, teens can use tanning devices even though the World Health Organization has classified them as “carcinogenic to humans” – the same category in which they classify tobacco. A bill to change that is headed for a vote by the full House of Representatives this week.