Updates matching "Tobacco Control"

June 22, 2023

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and Truth Initiative released data showing from January 2020 to December 2022, there was an increase in e-cigarette unit sales by nearly 47% and an increase in the total number of e-cigarette brands sold by 46.2%.

June 15, 2023

Today, the Senate passed its version of the budget, which slashes funding for tobacco control nearly in half, fails to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products and takes control away from local governments to protect the health of their residents.

June 12, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the Senate to change course regarding tobacco control funding in the budget. In the Senate’s budget substitute bill released last week, tobacco prevention and cessation funding was cut in half from the current year funding level of $14.5 million to $7.5 million yearly, which would have a devastating impact on our state's health and economic well-being.

May 24, 2023
West Virginia

E-cigarette aerosol poses potential risk to people who smoke and people who do not smoke. The most recent Surgeon General’s report concluded that “e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful constituents, including nicotine." 35.7% of West Virginia, high school students use e-cigarettes. West Virginia can and must do better. The solution: investing $16.5 million in tobacco prevention and cessation in West Virginia to reduce tobacco use, protect kids, and save lives.

May 18, 2023

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to consider an appropriations bill to fund the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other related agencies for Fiscal Year 2024. The bill includes several provisions that would keep the FDA from fulfilling its duty to protect public health and threaten its efforts to combat the harmful impacts of tobacco.

May 4, 2023

Cigarette smoking declined from 12.5% in 2020 to 11.5% in 2021, but one in five, or 46 million, U.S. adults continues to use tobacco products in 2021 according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

May 3, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the House for increasing funding to $4.3 million annually for tobacco prevention and cessation programs to ease the burden of cancer in Michigan.

May 2, 2023

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, expanded access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Virginians touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In 2023,

April 28, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is beyond disappointed that the legislature prioritized Big Tobacco’s profits over the health of Hoosiers.