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April 24, 2019
Michigan

LANSING, Mich.– April 24, 2019 – Nearly 130 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Lansing today to meet with Michigan’s lawmakers. They asked lawmakers to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products, to increase the age of sale for tobacco products to

April 24, 2019
Vermont

MONTPELIER - The Vermont House of Representatives today voted in support of S.86, commonly referred to as Tobacco 21, which would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. Jennifer Costa, Vermont director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

April 22, 2019
Massachusetts

https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190420/cancer-prevention-advocate... By Susannah Sudborough Contributing Writer Posted Apr 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM BOSTON — Activists are mounting pressure on the Legislature to do more to prevent youth tobacco use, advocating for legislative strategies that are likely to reduce the youth market. Cancer patients,

April 19, 2019
California

Long-time San Francisco volunteer cancer control advocate Bob Gordon received the highly coveted Capitol Dome Award during this year’s 2019 Cancer Action Day at the Capitol on April 9, 2019.

April 19, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Media reports indicate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) intends to introduce legislation to raise the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21. Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued the following statement: “We’re encouraged to see Senate

April 18, 2019
Florida

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House Commerce Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Representative Spencer Roach (R – North Ft. Myers) that would strip communities of their authority to regulate tobacco marketing, which would undermine decades of successful tobacco control work around the state. Following is a statement is from

April 18, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed a bill with a vote of 48-17 to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and workplaces. House Bill 1076 will update the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act to include e-cigarettes and remove exemptions for assisted living homes, small

April 16, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced legislation today that aims to address the skyrocketing rates of youth use of tobacco products, a trend that has been largely driven by the popularity of flavored e-cigarettes. Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic

April 15, 2019
Massachusetts

Award is an Honor Bestowed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) By Amber Herting, Neighbor | Apr 15, 2019 2:18 pm ET BOSTON – April 15, 2019– Earlier this month, Sen. Jason Lewis, Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Rep. Paul McMurtry, Rep. Hogan, Rep. Sean Garballey