Tobacco Control

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Tobacco products are projected to kill one billion people worldwide this century. And the industry is showing no signs of slowing down, spending more than $9 billion on marketing each year. 

Despite the industry's deceptive and deadly practices, ACS CAN continues to have enormous success passing local, state and federal laws that prevent children from smoking, help adults quit and ensure the government uses its authority to regulate tobacco industry practices.

While our work has had an enormous impact on youth cigarette use - now at historic lows - the use of e-cigarettes among kids is skyrocketing.  This further reinforces the importance of continuing this lifesaving work.

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It's time to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean smoke-free air!

No one should have to choose between their health and their job. Show your support for giving all employees the right to work in a place where smoking isn't allowed.

Latest Updates

December 12, 2018
Ohio

The Cincinnati city council voted five to three to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old.

December 4, 2018
Minnesota

Calling all advocates! Registration is now open for the 2019 Day at the Capitol. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Minnesota is excited to join Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation for this coalition Day at the Capitol on February 27 in Saint Paul. Advocates will ask

November 29, 2018
Arkansas

Arkansas has the second-highest rate of smoking-related cancer deaths in the country: 33.5 percent of cancer deaths in Arkansas are directly attributable to smoking.

Tobacco Control Resources

Cigarette smoking is responsible for about one-third of all cancer deaths in the nation overall. A new study from the American Cancer Society provides state-level estimates of the number of adult deaths from smoking in 2014.

In this report, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network highlights what’s at stake if Congress does not approve of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with the tobacco provision.  Without this provision, the tobacco industry would be able to use the agreement to pursue legal challen

January 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report linking smoking to lung cancer.