Updates matching "Prevention and Cessation"

May 17, 2024

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Missouri Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer JEFFERSON CITY, M o. – “As lawmakers close the 2024 legislative session, their record on improving cancer policy is decidedly mixed for the estimated 39,120 Missourians who will be

May 2, 2024

Pitman High School students learned an unsavory lesson about the dangers of flavored tobacco products during a presentation by the Stanislaus Tobacco Prevention Action Team, an ACS CAN project aimed at reducing tobacco use and its heavy toll on health.

April 26, 2024

In 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed rules to eliminate menthol flavoring in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. Almost two years later, the public health community is still waiting for the FDA to finalize these lifesaving rules. This inaction only benefits Big Tobacco, who continues

April 17, 2024

Emeryville City Council heard the first reading and voted in favor of several measures intended to protect public health from tobacco use. The Council passed a tobacco retail licensing program that will help hold retailers accountable for following tobacco laws.

March 27, 2024
New York

ALBANY, NY - 27 DE MARZO DE 2024 - Funcionarios electos se unieron hoy a sobrevivientes de cáncer, defensores de los derechos de los pacientes y líderes de salud pública para resaltar las oportunidades que se presentan en el presupuesto del año fiscal 2024-25 para a ayudar a más

March 27, 2024
New York

ALBANY, NY – MARCH 27, 2024 – Earlier today, elected officials stood alongside cancer survivors, patient advocates and public health leaders to highlight opportunities in the 2024-25 FY budget aimed at helping more New Yorkers prevent cancer, detect it early and alleviate its burden on families. Advocates with and

March 21, 2024
New York

The following was originally published in the Albany Times Union on March 21, 2024. Over the past 30 years, the risk of dying from cancer has steadily declined. This trend can partially be explained by declines in smoking rates, progress in early cancer detection and advances in

March 8, 2024

The Florida legislature ended its 2024 session today by passing a budget that included landmark funding for cancer priorities in the Sunshine State, including meaningful increases for the Florida Cancer Innovation Fund, the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and the Casey DeSantis Cancer Research Program.

March 4, 2024

ACS CAN is joined in this call by many state health advocacy organizations as well as the municipal governing bodies of Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Newport, Depoe Bay, Siletz and Waldport, as well as the Parkrose School Board and the Tualatin-Tigard School Board. All have formally called on the State Legislature to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products.