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February 4, 2020
Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. —Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address to the Pennsylvania state legislature today. The budget maintains funding for the state tobacco control programs, which help people who smoke quit and prevent young people from starting. It also includes level funding for cancer screening at approximately $2.5 million. American

February 3, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – On Friday, Gov. Baker announced a fiscal year 2020 supplemental budget which includes $2 million to address the widespread use of e-cigarettes in the Commonwealth, through a multipronged approach of prevention, intervention and awareness. The additional funding would also help with implementation of the recently passed landmark new

January 16, 2020
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO – January 15, 2020 – Eleven thousand Missourians will die this year from smoking-related diseases. And while Missouri has one of the highest adult smoking rates in the nation, Governor Mike Parson revealed that the state budget allocates virtually no additional funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

January 14, 2020
Ohio

Columbus, Ohio – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Ohio. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that Ohio can do

January 14, 2020
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Tennessee. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that

January 13, 2020
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – Data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey show youth use of e-cigarettes in high schools has skyrocketed, with a 135% increase over the past two years. Survey results also show that 27.5% of high school students used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days. Nearly

January 10, 2020
Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa. – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Iowa. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that

January 7, 2020
West Virginia

Charleston, W. Va. – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in West Virginia. The latest edition of the Broken Promises to Our Children report shows that West Virginia

January 7, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky. The latest edition of the Broken Promises to Our Children report shows that Kentucky