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December 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – By the end of this year, it’s estimated that over 26,000 new incidences of cancer will have been diagnosed in Louisiana. Over 9,200 people will succumb to the disease. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Louisiana policy forum brings together community leaders

December 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee will meet to vote on the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approval of Dr. Hahn by the HELP Committee will allow for full Senate consideration. Following

November 27, 2019

BOSTON - Today, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that that will prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. It also taxes e-cigarettes at 75% of wholesale and improves access to cessation services. The

November 27, 2019

Los Angeles, Calif - California Missed Chance Earlier this Year; City of Los Angeles has Opportunity to Make Up Lost Ground in Two Weeks or Will it Give Big Tobacco an Early Christmas Present? California is once again leaving kids vulnerable to the lure of flavored tobacco products while

November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our organizations have commended President Trump and his Administration for recognizing the severity of the youth e-cigarette epidemic and the need for bold action to prevent e-cigarettes from addicting a generation of children. Today, we reiterate our strong and united support for the Administration’s plan, announced in

November 21, 2019

MADISON, WI – Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 44th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Wisconsin residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation. Only by tackling tobacco use through a comprehensive approach can we effectively overcome the country’s tobacco use epidemic and prevent the more than 480,000 deaths each year caused by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The advocacy affiliate of ACS, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), supports evidence-based strategies proven to reduce tobacco use including comprehensive smoke-free laws, regular and significant tobacco excise tax increases and adequately funding evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

November 21, 2019
New Jersey

To mark the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, ACS CAN asks for passage and enactment of measures to protect health and save lives.

November 21, 2019
New York

The New York City council has adanced a bill prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products. They did not avance a bill which incudes menthol. On the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout ACS CAN asks for menthol to be included.

November 21, 2019
New Hampshire

CONCORD — If Massachusetts becomes the first state in the nation to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes, backers and opponents both say it will likely boost sales in New Hampshire. The Massachusetts House recently approved legislation to ban all flavored cigarettes, tobacco and vaping products. Some political observers in Boston believe the