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February 28, 2020
Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – As the Wyoming legislature is in full swing, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) believes our lawmakers have more to do in the prevention of tobacco. ACS CAN opposes two tobacco bills that fall short of improving the health of citizens of Wyoming and

February 11, 2020
Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – February is a month to love and appreciate our friends and family. The Wyoming Legislature can give a lovely Valentine’s gift to the citizens of Wyoming by passing a significant tobacco tax increase. It will mean more memories with the ones we love. A tax increase will

December 6, 2019
Wyoming

Casper, WY– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting its annual forum in Casper on December 11. It will focus on the rising rate of e-cigarette use in Wyoming. This policy forum topic comes amid skyrocketing rates of e-cigarette use among teens with nearly 36% of

August 13, 2019
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The Cheyenne City Council heard public testimony on Monday night as they considered adding electronic cigarettes to the local smoke-free law. Cancer advocates with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) testified in support of the ordinance, sponsored by Councilman Jeff White. The ordinance passed its first

August 1, 2019
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Wyoming continues to fall short on implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual “How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity

January 28, 2019
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo.--Unfortunately, a lifesaving tobacco tax bill died in the House Revenue Committee today on a 5-4 vote. House Bill 218, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-Laramie County), would have raised the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack and increased the tax some other tobacco products. The American Cancer

January 23, 2019
Wyoming

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges the legislature to pass House Bill 218, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, which would raise the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack and increase the tax on some other tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff. ACS CAN also urges the legislature to include e-cigarettes in the tax increase to address the e-cigarette epidemic among youth.

August 9, 2018
Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Wyoming falls short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative

February 16, 2018
Wyoming

The Wyoming Legislature's House of Representatives decided not to introduce House Bill 43 by today's bill cutoff deadline, effectively killing any chance of a $1 tobacco tax increase passing this legislative session.