Updates matching "International Tobacco Prevention"

August 10, 2015

In 2012, Australia passed a law requiring that all cigarettes and other tobacco products must be sold in plain packages without company branding. One year later, adult smoking fell by 15% . In countries with a prohibition on direct and indirect marketing of tobacco products, smoking was reduced

August 6, 2015

From New Hampshire to Hawaii, state legislatures made important progress in saving lives from cancer during their 2015 legislative sessions. But, the news was not all good as many states are still failing to pass legislation that would prevent cancer, reduce youth smoking, improve access to cancer care and significantly

July 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC Five leading U.S. public health organizations today called on members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 's Board of Directors to withdraw from the Chamber unless it stops fighting measures to reduce tobacco use around the world. The U.S. Chamber 's pro-tobacco work harms health around the world

January 20, 2015

WASHINGTON January 20, 2015 In his address to Congress tonight, the president is expected to emphasize critical health priorities that each depend on public-private partnerships for success in ξdefeating life-threatening diseases such as cancer, which kills more than 1,600 people in America each day. The president 's public health priorities

December 5, 2014

Following is a statement from John R. Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), about the Council on Foreign Relations report, “The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” which was issued today.

October 6, 2014

More than 600 cancer patients, survivors, caretakers, volunteers and staff from across the country convened recently in Washington, DC for the annual ACS CAN Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Constituents from all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam) and nearly every congressional district met with

September 23, 2014

Last week, Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) called for tobacco restrictions in a major trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Tobacco products, the only consumer product that kills when used exactly as intended, are unique, and Levin calls for them to be treated as such under the trade agreement. Levin has

February 20, 2014

The late ACS CAN volunteer Terrie Hall is featured in a newest installment of a nationwide advertising campaign convincing people to not smoke.ξ The ads are part of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionŠ—Ès (CDC) Š—“Tips From Former SmokersŠ— campaign. Terrie, an Ambassador at ACS CANŠ—Ès Celebration on the

January 9, 2014

Cigarette smoking and tobacco use may be down in the United States, but did you know that across the world, more people smoke now than in 1980? Emerging economies like China, India and Russia are experiencing both population growth and a rise in popularity of cigarette smoking. According to a