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Updates matching "Prevention and Cessation"

September 30, 2021
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. —According to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, more than two million middle and high school students report using e-cigarettes in 2021, 85% of whom say they use flavored e-cigarette products. The study, based on

September 28, 2021
National

Nearly 700 cancer advocates, including patients, survivors and their loved ones, from all 50 states and territories and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority

August 12, 2021
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Today, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a state budget that included a proposal to establish a new revenue fund for the $40 million that North Carolina received as part of the settlement with e-cigarette company JUUL. The below statement can be attributed to Derwin

July 6, 2021
Hawaii

HONOLULU — Governor Ige vetoed House Bill 1296 today that would have repealed Hawaii’s successful Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund. Following is a statement from Cynthia Au, Hawaii government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: “Hawaii has a long and successful history of reducing tobacco

July 1, 2021
Ohio

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Bryan Hannon Columbus, OH – “Today, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s two-year operating budget into law, increasing funding to the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program (TUPCP) by 20 percent. The budget also maintains

June 10, 2021
Louisiana

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kimberly Hughes Baton Rouge, LA –“The Louisiana legislature recently passed legislation that will improve access to care for cancer patients through co-pay accumulator legislation and the expansion of coverage for biomarker testing. “Many cancer patients have

June 1, 2021
Hawaii

On the heels of World No Tobacco Day , leading public health organizations urge Governor Ige to veto House Bill 1296 that would repeal Hawaii's successful tobacco control trust fund and eliminate funding for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.

May 20, 2021
Florida

In 2021, the Florida State Legislature approved the total state funding of $1.83 million in recurring revenue for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Recurring state funds provide a dedicated funding source and help build the long-term viability of the program. This marks a full decade that the Legislature has invested state dollars in the program.

May 3, 2021
New York

ACS CAN has kicked off NYC Week of Action by delivering letters to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson asking for support for tobacco control as well as early detection and preveention.