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Updates matching "Tobacco Control"

December 10, 2019
Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, Gov. Holcomb addressed the youth tobacco-use crisis and announced his plans to combat it at the statehouse. In response to the announcement of this legislative agenda, Bryan Hannon, Indiana government relations director for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released the following statement. “ACS

December 9, 2019
Arizona

PHOENIX — Nearly three in four Arizona voters support establishing a licensing structure for retailers wanting to sell tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, according to a new poll. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Arizona proposed the question on a survey conducted by OH Predictive Insights to 900

December 6, 2019
North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and Tobacco Free North Dakota celebrate seven years of the statewide smoke-free law that protects all North Dakotans from secondhand smoke, including the aerosol from e-cigarettes. On December 6, 2012, all public places and places of employment in

December 6, 2019
Wyoming

Casper, WY– The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting its annual forum in Casper on December 11. It will focus on the rising rate of e-cigarette use in Wyoming. This policy forum topic comes amid skyrocketing rates of e-cigarette use among teens with nearly 36% of

December 5, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Nearly 70% of middle and high school students who currently use tobacco report the use of flavored products, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. Additionally, nine out of every 10 students surveyed report exposure to tobacco industry advertisements and

December 5, 2019
California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the vote by the Los Angeles City Council’s Committee on Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River today to restrict flavored tobacco sales: “The American Cancer Society

December 4, 2019
Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – By the end of this year, it’s estimated that over 26,000 new incidences of cancer will have been diagnosed in Louisiana. Over 9,200 people will succumb to the disease. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Louisiana policy forum brings together community leaders

December 3, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee will meet to vote on the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approval of Dr. Hahn by the HELP Committee will allow for full Senate consideration. Following

November 27, 2019
Massachusetts

BOSTON - Today, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that that will prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. It also taxes e-cigarettes at 75% of wholesale and improves access to cessation services. The