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May 3, 2022
Connecticut

Hartford, Conn.—Last night, the Connecticut House passed the state’s budget, which allocates $12 million for the state Tobacco Control and Health Trust Fund to fund critical tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. This budget investment comes after years of spending no money on tobacco control efforts in the state. The following

April 26, 2022

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to quality health care for and decrease health disparities in communities of color.

April 25, 2022
California

San Diego, Calif . – The San Diego City Council voted Monday in favor of enacting an ordinance that will end the sale of most flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. The following is a statement from Lynda Barbour, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Southern

April 4, 2022
Kentucky

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kristy Young FRANKFORT, KY. – “The Kentucky legislature passed the state’s operating budget, which flat funded the state’s tobacco control programs. Kentucky still has the second highest adult smoking rate in the country and 26% of

March 17, 2022
National

Tobacco use rates among US adults hit an all-time low, but rates remain high among certain populations according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today.

March 9, 2022
Wisconsin

The 2021-22 Wisconsin legislative session ended this week. This session was marked by important wins for cancer prevention and early detection, as well as battles against unwarranted efforts to create barriers to accessing care.

March 3, 2022
Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – After the pandemic impacted two years of Cancer Action Days, cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Jefferson City yesterday to meet in person with their elected officials. They let their lawmakers know that they can and must

February 23, 2022
Connecticut

HARTFORD – Tomorrow, Gov. Lamont’s public health budget will be heard by the Appropriations Committee. His budget, which was released on February 9, fails to allocate sufficient and sustainable funds for tobacco control and prevention–programs dedicated to protecting kids from tobacco industry influence and helping current tobacco users quit

February 23, 2022
Minnesota

The House Preventive Health Policy Division voted in favor of advancing House File 3153, which would ensure that Medicare Assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees have insurance coverage for individual, group and telephone counseling, as well as all FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications without cost-sharing or other barriers.