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May 4, 2022

Big Tobacco, an industry which has for decades addicted and endangered the lives of millions of Americans for their own profit, will finally have to post the truth about their deception and their deadly products where they are sold.

May 3, 2022
Connecticut

Hartford, Conn.—Last night, the Connecticut House passed the state’s budget, which allocates $12 million for the state Tobacco Control and Health Trust Fund to fund critical tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. This budget investment comes after years of spending no money on tobacco control efforts in the state. The following

May 2, 2022
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – May 2, 2022– As session nears a close, a bill that would take away the right of local elected officials to pass policies that protect South Carolina children and teens from tobacco addiction has the potential to move quickly through the last days of session, as lawmakers

April 28, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its proposed rules today to eliminate menthol cigarettes and eliminate all flavors in all cigars.

April 26, 2022

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today aims to improve access to quality health care for and decrease health disparities in communities of color.

April 26, 2022
Oregon

As ballots are mailed out starting Wednesday, April 27, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Washington County voters to protect youth from Big Tobacco by voting “no” on Measure 34-314, which would repeal the county’s ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products. Last year, Washington County became the first county in Oregon to end the sale of flavored tobacco, and now the tobacco industry is funding the campaign to try and overturn this law.

April 25, 2022
California

San Diego, Calif . – The San Diego City Council voted Monday in favor of enacting an ordinance that will end the sale of most flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. The following is a statement from Lynda Barbour, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Southern

April 19, 2022
Maine

Today, the Brunswick Council voted unanimously to end the sale all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and menthol flavored products. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds Town Council members for prioritizing the health of children and historically marginalized communities over Big Tobacco’s interests and bottom line.

April 15, 2022

Today United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm ruled in American Academy of Pediatrics et al v FDA that beginning on April 29 and every 90 days thereafter, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must provide regular status reports to the court and the public on the percentage of premarket tobacco product applications (PMTA) the FDA expects to have acted on by June 2022, and beyond.