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Updates matching "Tobacco Control"

February 13, 2019
Virginia

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a letter to the editor that was submitted by ACS CAN Volunteer Mary Baker. Her letter states that "all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, should be regulated in the same manner, in the same place in the code, and in accordance with evidence-based best practices."

February 11, 2019
New York

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network • American Heart Association American Lung Association • American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids • The Children’s Agenda • Children’s Defense Fund-New York • Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York • Community Health Care Association of New York State •

February 11, 2019
National

Washington, D.C. – Overall tobacco use among middle and high school students is on the rise driven largely by the overwhelming increase in youth e-cigarette use, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. According to the report, 4.9 million middle and

February 6, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—The Colorado House of Representatives today passed legislation that would provide local governments the ability to regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in their own communities. The bill now moves to the Senate. If signed into law, House Bill 1033 will allow communities to make their own public health

February 6, 2019
Connecticut

"While suspensions and expulsions in Connecticut schools are on the decline, the incidence of such disciplinary action in connection with vaping is increasing dramatically, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Education." Read Full Article

February 5, 2019
Illinois

A broad coalition of public health advocates from across the state joined lawmakers at the Illinois Statehouse today to reintroduce a bill that would raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old.

February 5, 2019
Kansas

Approximately 60 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Topeka today to urge lawmakers to improve Kansans’ access to health care coverage and confront youth smoking rates.

February 5, 2019
National

WASHINGTON, DC – Youth e-cigarette use is a skyrocketing epidemic and needs a comprehensive public health response including strong regulatory and enforcement efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The public health community supports meaningful actions to curb this epidemic and calls on the Trump Administration to stand up

February 5, 2019
Maryland

Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Capitol in Annapolis today in support of raising the minimum sales age for all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices and other cancer prevention issues.