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Updates matching "Tobacco Control"

June 16, 2021
California

Los Angeles, Calif. – On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles City Council voted on a motion ordering the City Attorney’s office to draft an ordinance that would end the sale of the candy-flavored tobacco products Big Tobacco uses to hook kids on nicotine, including menthol cigarettes, across the city

June 15, 2021
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – June 15, 2021 – Alongside the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), cancer survivors, concerned parents and more are asking state lawmakers to appropriately fund the state’s severely underfunded youth tobacco prevention programs – and alter the state’s course of youth tobacco use.

June 15, 2021
Connecticut

HARTFORD – As Connecticut lawmakers continue to debate a proposal that would end the sale of flavored tobacco in the state, leading public health organizations are calling on the legislature to reject the current language, which is rife with dangerous loopholes. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte

June 1, 2021
Hawaii

On the heels of World No Tobacco Day , leading public health organizations urge Governor Ige to veto House Bill 1296 that would repeal Hawaii's successful tobacco control trust fund and eliminate funding for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.

May 20, 2021
Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Legislature approved a budget bill today that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to improve cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. The budget includes funding for Iowa’s tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which are proven to save

May 19, 2021
New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, New Hampshire’s Senate Finance Committee voted on key public health budget measures relating to tobacco control. A broad coalition of public health groups issued a letter calling on lawmakers to support lifesaving tobacco related public health measures being considered in the state budget. The following statement can

May 12, 2021
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – May 7, 2021 – Today, Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed Senate bill 1080 into law – a bill disguised as a solution to today’s youth tobacco epidemic. Below is a statement on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in reaction. "As tobacco use

May 6, 2021
Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – May 6, 2021 –The Florida Legislature last Wednesday passed SB 1080 – a bill disguised as a solution to today’s youth tobacco epidemic. Below is a statement on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Preventing Tobacco

May 6, 2021
Arizona

Phoenix, Ariz. – Today the Arizona Senate voted 18 to 10 to support Big Tobacco over Arizona kids. The Senate passed a tobacco industry bill that would strip the right of local communities to protect their kids from deadly tobacco products and help people already addicted to quit. A