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Updates matching "Tobacco Control"

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

March 12, 2020
Minnesota

Our in-person Day at the Capitol has been cancelled, but there are still ways to share your story.

March 12, 2020
Minnesota

Letter: End the sale of flavored tobacco products There is no way to sugar coat that smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death. Here in Minnesota, Big Tobacco is using flavored products, often sweet ones, to addict a new generation of kids. Flavors are a marketing weapon the tobacco

March 11, 2020
Idaho

Boise, Idaho— Idaho student advocates, with the support of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), have organized a virtual day at the capitol with Senate legislative leadership to discuss the youth epidemic, tobacco control policy, and health issues facing them and their peers today. The event will

March 5, 2020
Minnesota

Hometown Source To the Editor: Big Tobacco has been up to some unsavory practices. In Minnesota, they have been targeting our youth with flavored tobacco products. Big Tobacco has caused our state’s youth tobacco crisis and they’ve done it, in part, by spending millions to market flavored products.

February 28, 2020
National

Washington, D.C. – February 28, 2020 – In a historic vote, the United States House of Representatives approved comprehensive legislation today that would prohibit menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products. The Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act (H.R. 2339), authored by Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Donna Shalala

February 28, 2020
Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – As the Wyoming legislature is in full swing, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) believes our lawmakers have more to do in the prevention of tobacco. ACS CAN opposes two tobacco bills that fall short of improving the health of citizens of Wyoming and