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

March 1, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new advertisements today as they kick off the 10 th year of the highly successful “ Tips from Former Smokers ” national campaign. The ads will run March 1 through September 26 on national cable and network television, streaming radio and online.

February 23, 2021

AUGUSTA – Later today, Gov. Janet Mills will deliver her State of the Budget address. Mills’ Biennial budget proposal includes a reduction in funding of $5 million per year in each year of the biennium for the state’s tobacco control program, a more than 30% cut from FY21 funding.

February 17, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers this week for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Cancer Action Day to make fighting cancer a priority. "February is Cancer Prevention Month so it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about how to reduce death and suffering from

February 12, 2021

ANNAPOLIS – Today, the Maryland Senate joined its colleagues in the House in voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a potentially lifesaving tobacco tax increase. Last March, lawmakers passed a bill (HB732), which included line items for increasing the state cigarette tax by $1.75 per pack and earmarking $18.25

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.