Tobacco Control

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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 31, 2020
Alaska

Anchorage, ALASKA – In the midst of these uncertain and challenging times, Anchorage voters have one week left to make their voices heard in the upcoming local election. Cancer doesn’t stop and neither does the work of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), which is why ACS

March 18, 2020
Maryland

Today, the Maryland Legislature passed HB732, which included line items for increasing state tobacco taxes and earmarked $18.25 million toward tobacco prevention and cessation programs. The approved tax will include a $1.75-per-pack cigarette tax increase and increases in tax on some types of other tobacco products.

March 17, 2020
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By issuing a final rule requiring large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today has taken a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation’s battle against tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death.

March 12, 2020
Colorado

DENVER, Co. – March 12, 2020 – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19, also known as the “coronavirus,” is no match to the steadfast commitment of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s volunteers. While the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a

Tobacco Control Resources

Los saborizantes son un arma de mercadotecnia que utilizan los fabricantes del tabaco para dirigir a los adolescentes y adultos jóvenes en general hacia una adicción de por vida. El uso de cualquier producto de tabaco saborizado en los jóvenes es preocupante porque los expone a toda una vida de adicción a la nicotina, enfermedades y muerte prematura.

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.