All Updates

May 26, 2017

The Minnesota Legislature approved a budget bill that includes initiatives supported by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to improve cancer prevention and treatment. It now moves to the governor’s desk for final consideration.

May 24, 2017
New York

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24, 2017 – Cancer survivors and caregivers from across New York City traveled to city hall today to meet with lawmakers about the need to increase the price of tobacco products and reduce access. In New York City, 39,000 people are expected to be

May 24, 2017

Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its updated assessment of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) – estimating the number of Americans who would likely lose health insurance as compared to current law, as well as the possible cost changes for those who maintain coverage.

May 23, 2017

When the Montana Senate voted this spring for what would have been the state’s first tobacco tax increase in 12 years, Big Tobacco lobbyists swarmed the Capitol in Helena…Within a week the bill was dead, its demise a textbook example of how a well-financed industry can torpedo legislation. Tobacco and

May 23, 2017

The president’s proposed 2018 budget, would decrease the National Institutes of Health budget by 21 percent, decrease the National Cancer Institute budget by 25 percent, cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease program by nearly 20 percent and reduce Medicaid funding by more than $600 billion.

May 22, 2017

This statement can be attributed to Erica Palmer Smith, Kentucky government relations director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: “Cancer patients, survivors and others concerned about the health of Kentuckians are celebrating the passage of legislation that will restrict the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking

May 19, 2017

Brian Hummell Arizona Government Relations Director The Arizona Legislature closed shop for its regular legislative session – more than 20 days past the usual 100-day timeframe. As always, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and its volunteer advocates worked hard to convince lawmakers

May 18, 2017

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) – signed into law by President Obama in 2009 - granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and sale of tobacco products. Prior to the law, tobacco products were largely unregulated outside of required warning labels and limited restrictions on advertising.

May 17, 2017

ACS CAN joined 50 other leading health groups in urging the current administration to defend and fully implement the 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule establishing public health oversight of electronic cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products, also known as the deeming rule.