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April 16, 2021
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, SB 1080 – a bill disguised as a solution to the youth tobacco epidemic – was passed by the Senate Rules Committee with an 11-5 vote. The bill will be heard next on the full Senate floor. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

April 13, 2021
Maine

PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day . Even though the advocates could not travel to the capitol this year, they made their voices heard through virtual meetings, phone calls and social media. The

April 12, 2021
Hawaii

HONOLULU— The Senate will have its final vote tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13, on House Bill 1296 that would dismantle Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund, which has significantly reduced smoking rates for more than two decades. If passed by the Senate and agreed upon by the House, the bill

April 7, 2021
Florida

TALLAHASSE, FL – April 7, 2021 – Today, HB 987 – a bill disguised as a solution to the youth tobacco epidemic – was passed by the House State Administration and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee with a 10-5 vote. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), alongside other

April 6, 2021
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – April 6, 2021– Today, over 11 national and local public health groups issued a letter to members of the South Carolina General Assembly, urging them to oppose bills H. 3681 and S. 498. The recently introduced legislation would prevent local communities from passing laws that protect

April 5, 2021
Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (April 5, 2021) – Today, health advocate groups in Alabama issued the following statement regarding House Bill 273, which passed the Alabama House of Representatives last Tuesday. “We are pleased that Alabama lawmakers are working to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic, which is creating a new

March 30, 2021
New York

As budget negotiations continue, ACS CAN asks for restoration of fundng for the tobacco control program.

March 30, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – March 30, 2021 –Health advocacy organizations in Tennessee committed to protecting kids from the harmful effects of tobacco products and nicotine addiction call on the legislature to vote no on Senate Bill 1047 and House Bill 705. The below statement is on behalf of the American Cancer

March 26, 2021
New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – As Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham is planning to call a special session to pass the Cannabis Regulation Act, a coalition of leading public health groups across New Mexico joined together to urge lawmakers to protect the state’s smokefree air laws, cautioning against the potential dangers of the this