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

April 24, 2019
Michigan

LANSING, Mich.– April 24, 2019 – Nearly 130 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the Capitol in Lansing today to meet with Michigan’s lawmakers. They asked lawmakers to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products, to increase the age of sale for tobacco products to

April 24, 2019
Vermont

MONTPELIER - The Vermont House of Representatives today voted in support of S.86, commonly referred to as Tobacco 21, which would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. Jennifer Costa, Vermont director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

April 22, 2019
Massachusetts

https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190420/cancer-prevention-advocate... By Susannah Sudborough Contributing Writer Posted Apr 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM BOSTON — Activists are mounting pressure on the Legislature to do more to prevent youth tobacco use, advocating for legislative strategies that are likely to reduce the youth market. Cancer patients,

April 19, 2019
California

Long-time San Francisco volunteer cancer control advocate Bob Gordon received the highly coveted Capitol Dome Award during this year’s 2019 Cancer Action Day at the Capitol on April 9, 2019.

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.