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Updates matching "Tobacco Taxes"

September 14, 2021
National

The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote today on legislation that if enacted would greatly improve public health.

May 20, 2021
Florida

In 2021, the Florida State Legislature approved the total state funding of $1.83 million in recurring revenue for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Recurring state funds provide a dedicated funding source and help build the long-term viability of the program. This marks a full decade that the Legislature has invested state dollars in the program.

May 18, 2021
Oklahoma

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation that would eliminate taxes on certain tobacco products. Oklamoma Government Relations Director Matt Glanville says this is a step backwards.

May 11, 2021
Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - “Today, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed legislation, House Bill 525, that would lower the price of some tobacco products and would help the tobacco industry protect their bottom line, while addicting people with cheaper products. Tobacco taxes must apply to all tobacco products at

April 22, 2021
Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is disappointed to see the Indiana legislature adjourning without raising Indiana’s cigarette tax as health and business leaders have long urged. Lawmakers had an opportunity to prioritize the health of Hoosiers by raising the state’s low cigarette tax

April 13, 2021
Maine

PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day . Even though the advocates could not travel to the capitol this year, they made their voices heard through virtual meetings, phone calls and social media. The

April 1, 2021
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – April 1, 2021 – On the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids’ Take Down Tobacco Day National Day of Action and in lightof the end of the Georgia session yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) reflects on the efforts of lawmakers to enact protective

March 17, 2021
Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. – Due to the COVID-19 virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors and advocates met virtually with their senators as part of Nebraska Cancer Action Day to make fighting the disease a legislative priority. The annual event organized by the American

March 5, 2021
New York

ACS CAN and several other organizations have sent a letter to the New York State Senate Leadership asking for an increase in the tobacco tax.