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New budget could cut funding for anti-smoking programs aimed at teens

These programs have been successful in reducing the number of teens who smoke. Ask Congress to reject cuts to teen anti-smoking programs.  

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February 22, 2018

The final text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) includes a historic provision that if ratified will prevent tobacco companies from suing participating nations over public health measures to reduce tobacco use.

February 20, 2018

The Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule allowing temporary short-term catastrophic health insurance plans to be sold for as long as 364 days, and with the potential to be extended indefinitely. Currently, such plans can be purchased for no more than 90 days

February 14, 2018

ACS CAN together with a dozen patient groups sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today urging clarification that allowing health plans to be sold that would essentially discriminate against older and sicker individuals would violate numerous requirements of the health care law.

Cancer Candor Blog
November 28, 2017

For the first time, the American people are hearing something they've never heard before from the tobacco industry: the truth – but only because a court ordered them to do it.

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We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997


decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance