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February 22, 2019
Virginia

Governor Northam has signed a bill into law that will prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Although ACS CAN applauds our state legislators for their desire to prevent kids from using tobacco, we did not support this legislation. ACS CAN's work on this

February 21, 2019
Alaska

Originally Published at radiokenai.net on February 20, 2019 Written by Jennifer Williams Nikiski Student Joe Yourkoski Recognized For Work With American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Joe Yourkoski was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four, and by the age of 13 was declared a

February 21, 2019
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – February 21, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Kentucky State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 26,400 Kentuckians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

February 21, 2019
Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb., – February 21, 2019 – Public health advocates from across the state traveled to the Nebraska State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 2,500 Nebraskans who will die from smoking this year. The visit was part of Tobacco Prevention Day at the Capitol, which

February 21, 2019
Maine

AUGUSTA – The Maine legislature today will hold a public hearing on LD 555, “An Act To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Updating Screening Coverage.” LD 555 is a simple and straightforward update to the existing law requiring insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening in accordance with recent

February 21, 2019
Utah

SALT LAKE CITY—Feb. 21, 2019—Cancer patients, survivors, and high school and college students from across Utah traveled to the state Capitol on Thursday, February 21 for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol. The group will urge lawmakers to protect Utah kids from

February 20, 2019
Connecticut

HARTFORD – In advance of his inaugural budget address, Gov. Ned Lamont has expressed his support for raising the age of sale for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, Connecticut director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer

February 20, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – February 20, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Tennessee State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 37,350 Tennesseans who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

February 20, 2019
Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash.—February 20, 2019— Today, the Washington House of Representatives passed House Bill 1074, sponsored by Rep. Paul Harris (R-Vancouver), that would raise the age of sale for all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21. The bill now heads to the Senate. The American Cancer Society Cancer