Tobacco Control


Tobacco products are projected to kill one billion people worldwide this century. And the industry is showing no signs of slowing down, spending more than $9 billion on marketing each year. 

Despite the industry's deceptive and deadly practices, ACS CAN continues to have enormous success passing local, state and federal laws that prevent children from smoking, help adults quit and ensure the government uses its authority to regulate tobacco industry practices.

While our work has had an enormous impact on youth cigarette use - now at historic lows - the use of e-cigarettes among kids is skyrocketing.  This further reinforces the importance of continuing this lifesaving work.

Latest Updates

January 14, 2021

JACKSON, MS – January 14, 2021 – The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently announced their decision to lift the policy that prohibits smoking inside prisons beginning February 1, 2021. The below statement is on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, American Heart

January 12, 2021
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C – Yesterday, Councilmember Mary Cheh today was joined by eight councilmembers in reintroducing the Flavored Electronic Smoking Device Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021. This legislation will end the sale of certain flavored e-cigarette products in the District of Columbia but falls short by failing to prohibit the sale

January 5, 2021
New Hampshire

CONCORD, NH – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session particularly in light of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mike Rollo,

December 28, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore.— Beginning Friday, January 1, 2021, the tax on cigarettes will increase by $2 per pack and e-cigarettes will be taxed for the first time in Oregon, after voters overwhelming approved Measure 108 in November 2020. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) was one of the

Tobacco Control Resources

This factsheet provides an overview of ACS CAN's tobacco control priorities.

This factsheet provides state-specific numbers and proprotions of smoking-related cancer cases and deaths.

This factsheet provides a summary of the modified risk tobacco producat application process at FDA and ACS CAN's position.