PORTLAND, Ore.—Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, and this year tobacco use will kill roughly 5,500 Oregonians. Tobacco use causes nearly 30% of all cancer deaths.
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Sunday, June 2 is National Cancer Survivor Day. Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers will honor local cancer survivors at a special event on June 6. Mayor Bennett will issue a proclamation for Cancer Survivor Day in Salem.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Urges Oregon Lawmakers to Support $2 Tobacco Tax Increase
SALEM, Ore.— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to support a proposed tobacco tax increase that will help reduce tobacco use, save lives, lower health care costs and raise revenue.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Urges Oregon Legislature to Pass $2 Tobacco Tax Increase in 2019
PORTLAND, Ore.—The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to prioritize and pass a $2 per pack cigarette tax increase with an equivalent increase on all other tobacco products including electronic cigarettes in the 2019 session.
On Friday, October 26, ACS CAN will host its annual policy forum in Oregon. This year's event focuses on the pressing issues surrounding the cost of breast cancer across different types of insurance.
On August 9, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law legislation that will raise the state's age of sale for all tobacco products to age 21, making Oregon the fifth state to increase the tobacco sales age.
Today, the Oregon House took steps to save lives by protecting kids from a lifetime of addiction when it passed Senate Bill 754 to raise Oregon’s sales age for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21.
The Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 754 to raise the state's age of sale for all tobacco products to 21. The bill now heads to the House, moving Oregon closer to being the third state to raise the tobacco sales age to 21 statewide.