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March 28, 2019
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – March 28, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is celebrating the legislature’s passage of and Gov. Kristi Noem signing legislation into law that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited. David Benson, government relations director for

March 12, 2019
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – March 12, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is celebrating the legislature’s approval of legislation that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited. David Benson, government relations director for ACS CAN released the following statement: “On

February 19, 2019
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – Feb. 19, 2019 – Fewer South Dakota kids will start using e-cigarettes thanks to Rep. Carl Perry’s proposal to impose a tax on e-cigarettes, which cleared the House Health and Human Services Committee today. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) encourages the House

January 8, 2019
South Dakota

“This session, we will be focusing our energy on increasing support of cancer screening and access to other lifesaving healthcare programs, maintaining funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and decreasing demand for tobacco products including e-cigarettes," said David W. Benson, ACS CAN government relations director.

October 2, 2018
South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D. (Oct. 1, 2018) — The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, South Dakota State Medical Association, American Lung Association, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today publicly announce their support of IM25, an initiated measure on the November ballot that would raise tobacco taxes by

August 9, 2018
South Dakota

“Our state doesn’t hold up very well in this report,” said David W. Benson, ACS CAN government relations director for South Dakota.

March 20, 2018
South Dakota

The 2018 South Dakota Legislative Session ended on March 9 with 570 bills introduced. This was a significant increase from the 388 introduced in 2017 and 418 in 2016. The ACS CAN South Dakota team worked on many issues that will assist in the fight against cancer. Some key highlights

February 6, 2018
South Dakota

Five hundred kids become new daily smokers in South Dakota every year. That means every day tobacco finds its way to children in our state. Every day, a child starts a lifetime of deadly addiction that increases their risk for cancer, heart disease, a host of debilitating conditions and early

May 30, 2017
South Dakota

The 2017 South Dakota Legislative Session ended on March 27 with 388 bills introduced. This was a decrease from 418 in 2016. Up until the 2016 General Election, Medicaid expansion was expected to take center stage for legislators to consider in 2017. ACS CAN supports expansion and was gearing up