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Updates matching "Tobacco Taxes"

June 2, 2019
Illinois

Today, the Illinois General Assembly passed a $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes sold in Illinois, establishing a $2.98-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 15% wholesale tax on e-cigarettes. In response, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Respiratory Health Association issued the following statement:

May 31, 2019
Nebraska

The following statement can be attributed to Nick Faustman, Nebraska government relations director American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “The legislature failed to stand up for Nebraska’s children and against the interests of Big Tobacco. We are deeply disappointed that the legislature did not take the opportunity to raise the

May 15, 2019
Nebraska

The following letter was published in the Omaha World Herald on May 15, 2019.

May 15, 2019
South Carolina

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

May 7, 2019
Illinois

Today, Senate President John Cullerton joined health advocates from organizations across the state to announce new legislation that would increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. The bill includes a $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes sold in Illinois, which would bring the statewide tax up to $2.98 per pack.

May 1, 2019
Illinois

Today, dozens of cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state gathered in Springfield to urge the General Assembly to increase the state’s tobacco taxes and create more choices for patients. The visit was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual Day at the Capitol.

April 24, 2019
Illinois

Approximately 100 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state will gather in Springfield next week to ask lawmakers to support cancer-fighting public policies.

April 22, 2019
Nebraska

The following letter was published in the Omaha World Herald on April 21, 2019.

April 11, 2019
Massachusetts

By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 10, 2019.....Attorney General Maura Healey joined the growing number of elected officials to call for taxing e-cigarettes and banning flavored vaping products on Wednesday, the same day House leaders said they needed more time to consider whether to tax