Updates matching "Tobacco Taxes"

May 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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.

March 5, 2021
New York

Several organizations have joined with ACS CAN on a letter to ask Assembly Leadership for support of a tobacco tax increase.

March 1, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new advertisements today as they kick off the 10 th year of the highly successful “ Tips from Former Smokers ” national campaign. The ads will run March 1 through September 26 on national cable and network television, streaming radio and online.

February 26, 2021

JACKSON, MS – February 26, 2021 – Mississippi health advocate groups are calling on the State Senate to amend House Bill 1439 to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. Currently, the bill calls for a low $.50 per pack cigarette tax increase and 10% of wholesale price increase