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June 2, 2019
Illinois

Today, the Illinois General Assembly passed a $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes sold in Illinois, establishing a $2.98-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 15% wholesale tax on e-cigarettes. In response, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Respiratory Health Association issued the following statement:

May 31, 2019
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Today marks World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and the use of other tobacco products. It also marks another day

May 31, 2019
Nebraska

The following statement can be attributed to Nick Faustman, Nebraska government relations director American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “The legislature failed to stand up for Nebraska’s children and against the interests of Big Tobacco. We are deeply disappointed that the legislature did not take the opportunity to raise the

May 31, 2019
Connecticut

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Senate marked today, World No Tobacco Day, by voting in support of HB7200. This bill would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The House of Representatives approved the legislation earlier this month and it now heads

May 31, 2019
Georgia

Did you hear what happened yesterday? We did, along with the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta residents and so many Georgians across the state. Our very own CEO Gary Reedy sat down with the 16 th Surgeon General of the United States and the Founding Director of the Satcher Health Leadership

May 29, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—Jared Polis enacted legislation today (House Bill 1076) that adds e-cigarettes to Colorado’s statewide smoke-free law and prohibits their use in public places and workplaces. The new law takes effect July 1. RJ Ours, the Colorado government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

May 29, 2019
National

Chau Dang had just graduated with a master’s in physics from the University of Oklahoma, but, even with her advanced degree, she was struggling back at home in Seattle to find a job. Chau had attended college and graduate school on a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, an academic scholarship program

May 24, 2019
Georgia

Good Afternoon, First thank you so much to those of you that made it out to the Atlanta City Council work session to discuss smoke-free Atlanta on Wednesday. It was a great showing of support and with an overflow crowd that forced moving the session from the committee room to

May 24, 2019
Vermont

ACS CAN praises Governor Scott for signing e-cigarette tax bill into law.