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April 24, 2021
Hawaii

HONOLULU—The Legislature is set to vote Tuesday on House Bill 1296 that would eliminate funding for Hawaii’s tobacco control program, which has dramatically reduced smoking rates and health care costs for more than two decades. The funding comes from yearly payments from the tobacco industry, not taxpayers, as part of

April 12, 2021
Hawaii

HONOLULU— The Senate will have its final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, on House Bill 1296 that would dismantle Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund, which has significantly reduced smoking rates for more than two decades. If passed by the Senate and agreed upon by the House, the bill

March 23, 2021

New legislation introduced Tuesday would make permanent a change in Medicaid coverage for cessation services implemented in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 17, 2021
Hawaii

HONOLULU—Today, state lawmakers heard from cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across the state during a virtual Cancer Action Day, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). During online meetings and phone calls, the group urged their lawmakers to support policies to fight cancer in

March 16, 2021
Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Last night, the legislature passed a new state budget that maintains funding to the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (TPCP). The TPCP implements evidence-based strategies to reduce tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death nationwide. While smoking rates have declined in Kentucky over

March 9, 2021
Hawaii

HONOLULU— The State House passed a bill today that would jeopardize Hawaii’s successful efforts to reduce tobacco use by removing protected funding for the state’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement from Cynthia Au, Interim government relations

February 25, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state traveled

February 17, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Gov. J. B. Pritzker released his proposed budget for Illinois. Shana Crews, director of government relations in Illinois for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and death from cancer,

February 12, 2021
Kentucky

FRANKFORD, KY – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state