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October 21, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – October 21, 2020 – Yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) alongside leading pediatricians was invited to give testimony in response to the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) recent youth tobacco use report. The below is a statement on behalf

October 14, 2020
Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore.— As ballots are mailed out today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregonians to vote yes on Measure 108. Measure 108 will raise the state’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack and tax e-cigarettes for the first time in Oregon. Jamie Dunphy, Oregon government

October 5, 2020
Oklahoma

Today, the No on 814 – Campaign for a Healthier Oklahoma announced its coalition that asks voters to say “no” to State Question 814 on Nov. 3 and protect the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) from sweeping changes that would funnel tens of millions of dollars away from critical programs that have helped 2.4 million Oklahomans.

September 30, 2020
Nevada

On September 30, the Park MGM reopened as a smoke-free establishment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time a casino will be smoke-free on the Strip. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the casino’s decision to protect the health of workers and patrons.

September 17, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Massachusetts Rep. Danielle Gregoire and Massachusetts Sen. John Keenan each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the fight against cancer. Both were recognized for

September 11, 2020
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – September 9, 2020 – Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 810. The statement below is issued on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation/Tobacco21 in reaction. “While we appreciate

September 9, 2020

Today, September 9, is the court-ordered deadline for manufacturers of e-cigarettes and certain other tobacco products to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to keep their products on the market.

August 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showing the rates of adolescents who use any tobacco product has increased significantly in the last two years (19.5% in 2017 – 36.5% in 2019) and half (50.1%) of

August 10, 2020

As manufacturers of e-cigarettes and certain other tobacco products face a September 9, 2020, deadline to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to keep their products on the market, six leading public health and medical organizations today urged the FDA not to authorize the sale of any flavored product