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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

The undersigned public health organizations submit these comments on the above-listed amended tobacco product modified risk applications submitted by Swedish Match North America, Inc. (“Swedish Match”) for multiple snus products (“General snus”). The subject applications should be denied for the reasons detailed in these comments.

We write to urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a thorough investigation of, and take appropriate enforcement action against, the marketing of JUUL e-cigarettes with express or implied claims that the products help users stop smoking.

The Draft Guidance can be a step forward if it reduces youth access to the flavored products that have contributed so significantly to the problem of youth tobacco use. However, unless strengthened, the Draft Guidance falls short of the forceful action needed to address a public health crisis of this magnitude.