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May 27, 2022
National, North Carolina

Earlier this week, North Carolina Senate leaders introduced a bill to increase eligibility for the state’s Medicaid program. If passed, this bill would expand quality, affordable coverage to more than 600,000 North Carolinians, many with serious and chronic health conditions.

May 25, 2022
Georgia

ATLANTA, May 25, 2022— The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner’s passed a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance for the city – building on their commitment for a healthier community. The American Heart Association, Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Inc., Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, American

May 25, 2022
National

Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), will testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education, and related agencies today in support of increased federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

May 25, 2022
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – May 25, 2022 – Today, North Carolina Senate leaders introduced a bill to increase eligibility for the state’s Medicaid program, positioning the Tar Heel state to be the next likely state to pass such a lifesaving measure amongst the remaining 12 that have refused to take

May 24, 2022
California

San Diego County voted for a budget that supports the county’s tobacco retailer licensing ordinance passed in early 2020. This budget provides for strong enforcement including annual monitoring, fines, license suspension and revocation for non-compliant retailers.

May 24, 2022
California

San Diego County voted for a budget that supports the county’s tobacco retailer licensing ordinance passed in early 2020. This budget provides for strong enforcement including annual monitoring, fines, license suspension and revocation for non-compliant retailers.

May 24, 2022
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, May 24, the DC Council passed the FY23 Budget with funding for the Flavored Tobacco Product Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021 ending the sale of flavored tobacco products in the District of Columbia. Funding this law will protect DC kids from Big Tobacco, advance

May 19, 2022
Louisiana

Senate Bill 92 would undermine employers’ ability to implement protective vaccine requirements. With more than 17,000 Louisianans having died of COVID-19, lawmakers should support workplace safety by encouraging vaccinations – not limiting them.

May 19, 2022
National

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), which charges the federal government with expanding both the availability and scope of palliative care services across the country. The bipartisan bill would increase federal