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December 12, 2018
Ohio

ACS CAN commends the Ohio legislature for passing legislation that will improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families through palliative care.

December 12, 2018
Ohio

The Cincinnati city council voted five to three to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old.

December 7, 2018
Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey recognized the first week of December as Cancer Screening Week on Tuesday with a proclamation that encourages all Alabama citizens to discuss their individual risk factors for cancer with their healthcare providers and to educate themselves about cancer screening resources available to them.

December 6, 2018

Millions of Americans remain exposed to secondhand smoke and its proven health hazards, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

December 5, 2018
Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia City Council is holding a hearing on December 5, 2018 on a bill (180522) that would roll back existing regulations and allow new retailers to obtain tobacco sales permits in neighborhoods with very high densities of existing retailers or near schools.

December 4, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is troubled by reports that the administration is not enforcing a requirement that health plans provide accurate information in Medicare provider directories.

December 4, 2018
Minnesota

Calling all advocates! Registration is now open for the 2019 Day at the Capitol. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Minnesota is excited to join Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation for this coalition Day at the Capitol on February 27 in Saint Paul. Advocates will ask

December 4, 2018

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) – signed into law by President Obama in 2009 - granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and sale of tobacco products. Prior to the law, tobacco products were largely unregulated outside of required warning labels and limited restrictions on advertising.