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In 2009, we won a hard-fought campaign that led to Congress passing a law granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate all tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah. Yet, it took the FDA seven years to begin their oversight of many of these products with much more work left to be done. 

Recent spikes in the use of e-cigarettes makes clear that more must be done to regulate tobacco products and the industry's deceptive marketing practices.  We are working to ensure the government fully leverages the regulatory power it now possesses to protect children and adults. 

Tobacco use costs our nation nearly $300 billion in health care and productivity losses each year.

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February 27, 2020
Oregon

SALEM, Ore.— Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones convened at the State Capitol today, February 27, for the annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). February is National Cancer Prevention Month and the group spent the day-long event

February 5, 2020
National

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on e-cigarette use in the United States amid an ongoing youth tobacco epidemic and one day before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to begin enforcement of the agency’s weak guidance released in early January that put industry profits above the health of children.

January 28, 2020
California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued this statement from San Diego Government Relations Director Lynda Barbour following the final vote by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today to approve a flavored tobacco restriction: “Flavors are driving the tobacco epidemic

January 27, 2020
Idaho

Boise, Idaho—January 27, 2020— Idaho cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones filled the Idaho Capitol building today to ask lawmakers to prioritize legislation to fight cancer during the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Cancer Action Day. Specifically, the group pushed to regulate e-cigarettes and improve

Regulation and Products Resources

Flavors are a marketing weapon the tobacco manufacturers use to target youth and young people to a lifetime of addiction. The use of any flavored tobacco product among youth is concerning because it exposes them to a lifetime of nicotine addiction, disease, and premature death.

The U.S. Secretary of HHS, U.S. Surgeon General, and Commissioner of the FDA have all declared youth e-cigarette use to be an epidemic. E-cigarette use among high school students has risen by 78 percent in the last year and 48 percent among middle school students. Furthermore, e-cigarette use is most common among younger adults – not older adults. Action is needed to reverse these trends.

Our organizations are writing in connection with the April 30 action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing a marketing order to Philip Morris International (PMI) and Philip Morris Products S.A. allowing the U.S. marketing of IQOS heated tobacco products, to be distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Altria Client Services LLC (Altria).