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April 19, 2019
California

SACRAMENTO - Calif. - Long-time San Francisco volunteer cancer control advocate Bob Gordon received the highly coveted Capitol Dome Award during this year’s 2019 Cancer Action Day at the Capitol on April 9, 2019. Presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on

April 19, 2019
California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assemblymember Monique Limón has been named Legislator of the Year, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of her work championing legislation that will keep oral oncology medications affordable for cancer patients. Assembly Bill 1860, signed into

April 19, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Media reports indicate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) intends to introduce legislation to raise the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement: “We’re encouraged to see Senate

April 18, 2019
Wisconsin

More than 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather in Madison next week to urge lawmakers to improve the care and quality of life for patients with long-term illnesses.

April 18, 2019
New York

Social Justice Groups, Parent Advocates and Public Health Organizations Kick Off “Flavors Hook Kids NYC” Campaign Call on City Leaders to Restrict the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Nearly 81 Percent of Young Smokers Start with a Flavored Product NEW YORK, NY

April 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House Commerce Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Representative Spencer Roach (R – North Ft. Myers) that would strip communities of their authority to regulate tobacco marketing, which would undermine decades of successful tobacco control work around the state. Following is a statement is from

April 18, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed a bill with a vote of 48-17 to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and workplaces. House Bill 1076 will update the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act to include e-cigarettes and remove exemptions for assisted living homes, small

April 18, 2019
Montana

HELENA, Mont. – April 18, 2019— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its volunteer advocates, most of them cancer patients and survivors, are pleased that House Bill (HB) 658 has passed the Montana legislature and is headed to the governor’s desk. In response to today’s victory,

April 17, 2019
Missouri

Today, the Missouri House General Laws Committee approved a bill to prohibit young people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices. Emily Kalmer, Missouri government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response: