• ACS CAN Releases Annual Roadmap for State Cancer Policies

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    From Alaska to Vermont, state legislatures made important progress in saving lives from cancer during their 2016 legislative sessions. But, the news is not all good as many states are still failing to pass legislation that would prevent cancer, reduce youth smoking, and improve access to palliative care.
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  • Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Tax Increase Takes Effect; Will Reduce Suffering and Death from Cancer

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    Pennsylvania became the second state since 2013 to enact a $1-per-pack increase to the state cigarette tax. At $2.60 per pack, Pennsylvania’s tobacco tax is the 10th highest in the nation. It will help save lives, help current smokers quit and prevent thousands of kids from starting to use tobacco. … [Read more]

  • Bipartisan Opioid Legislation Signed into Law

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    Congress passed legislation to address the national public health issue of prescription drug abuse. The new law, the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA), is an example of a balanced policy that not only addresses opioid addiction, but also includes provisions to help us better understand and treat chronic pain.… [Read more]

  • Ruling Extinguishes Latest Industry Effort to Undermine Tobacco Control

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    Following the latest lawsuit by Phillip Morris International, a World Bank tribunal ruled Uruguay can require graphic warning labels and limit cigarette pack designs. Congress could prevent similar lawsuits by passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement which prevents using such agreements to challenge tobacco control measures. … [Read more]

  • National Cancer Moonshot Summit Offers Historic Opportunity

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    The National Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C., in June presented a historic opportunity for the top minds in science, medicine, patient advocacy and business to come together and start the serious work of accelerating progress in the fight against cancer. … [Read more]

  • Guest Post: Living with Chronic Pain after Cancer

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    Osteosarcoma survivor Ian Lock and his mom, Kay take us on their journey from Ian’s five-year post-treatment appointment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Capitol Hill, where they joined childhood cancer advocates from across the country for the 2016 Childhood Cancer Action Day.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: From Checkup to Capitol Hill for Childhood Cancer Action Day

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    Osteosarcoma survivor Ian Lock and his mom, Kay take us on their journey from Ian’s five-year post-treatment appointment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Capitol Hill, where they joined childhood cancer advocates from across the country for the 2016 Childhood Cancer Action Day.… [Read more]

  • World No Tobacco Day: Reducing the Global Tobacco Burden

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    To mark World No Tobacco Day, ACS CAN is releasing a new report that starkly illustrates the worldwide tobacco epidemic. The report makes the case for why Congress should approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement to save lives and protect kids from tobacco around the world.… [Read more]

  • Guest Post: Kansas Minors No Longer Exposed to the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

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    After years of hard work by ACS CAN staff, volunteers, and tobacco control partners, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. This was a significant and necessary step to protect the public health of the nation.… [Read more]

  • Nation Takes Critical Steps Forward in Tobacco Regulation

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    After years of hard work by ACS CAN staff, volunteers, and tobacco control partners, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. This was a significant and necessary step to protect the public health of the nation.… [Read more]

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