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July 24, 2017

Six leading public health organizations today asked federal courts to allow them to intervene in two lawsuits brought by the electronic cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 rule establishing public health oversight of e-cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products

July 21, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – July 21, 2017 – Governor Chris Christie has signed into law a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21.  The current age requirement is 19.

July 20, 2017

The House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Committee marked up its FY 2018 spending bill today including a $1.1 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $82 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

July 20, 2017

Unlike the House version of this bill, senators did not exempt from FDA oversight many cigars, including some cheap and flavored cigars often popular with youth. The Committee’s action preserves FDA authority to regulate all tobacco products as granted by Congress

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Alissa Crispino
Vice President, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Allison Miller
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Jill Courtney
Senior Manager, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC

Media Campaigns

ACS CAN launched a media campaign in June 2017 to encourage lawmakers to develop policies that foster a strong health insurance market, providing affordable and comprehensive coverage options for those with serious illnesses like cancer.