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October 23, 2019
Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the nation. This year roughly 1,300 Utah adults will die from smoking and 800 kids under age 18 will become new daily smokers. Additionally, $542 million in annual health care costs in Utah can be attributed to

October 23, 2019
Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. —Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, and this year tobacco use will kill roughly 5,500 Oregonians. Tobacco use causes nearly 30% of all cancer deaths. The financial costs of tobacco to the state is substantial through health care costs and lost economic productivity, and the

September 21, 2019
Idaho

An upcoming cancer forum on September 24 th in Boise will feature a keynote address by Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, one of the country’s top tobacco researchers. Halpern-Felsher will speak about Big Tobacco’s strategy to hook youth into a lifetime of addiction through aggressive marketing and enticing candy, fruit and menthol

September 19, 2019
Massachusetts

Link to letter online To the editor: As a concerned healthcare worker and volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I am writing to stress the alarming increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in middle and high school students. In 2011, 1.5 percent

September 10, 2019
National

New initiative launches on heels of 33 states investigating more than 450 cases of lung illnesses associated with vaping, many of which involve teens and young adults New York City, New York —In response to alarming levels of e-cigarette use among youth in the United States—including a 78 percent

August 1, 2019
Michigan

Lansing, MI – Michigan is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This

August 1, 2019
West Virginia

Charleston, W. VA. – West Virginia is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence

August 1, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—Colorado gets mixed results for its policies and legislation to prevent cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to

August 1, 2019
Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington falls short on implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer