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November 16, 2017

Big Tobacco has been lying to you. They said low tar cigarettes are good for you, nicotine is not addictive and secondhand smoke isn’t deadly. These are all lies, but we helped catch them. Thanks to a victory in court on a case brought by the Justice Department with the

November 16, 2017

Big Tobacco spent decades lying to all Americans about smoking and the effects of cigarettes on their health. The truth is now coming out. The American Cancer Society joined the Justice Department and five other organizations in bringing a historic case against the major tobacco companies. The federal judge ruled

November 16, 2017

For decades, Big Tobacco lied to the American people. They claimed that secondhand smoke is safe, that it is easy to quit smoking and that low-tar cigarettes are less harmful. Finally, after 17 years of lawsuits and negotiations, Big Tobacco is being forced to tell the truth. In 1999, the

November 16, 2017

Starting on November 24, Big Tobacco will begin running court-ordered advertisements telling the truth about the dangers of cigarettes and secondhand smoke. This massive advertising effort is the result of a major court victory by the American Cancer Society and other health organizations that found Big Tobacco guilty of making

November 16, 2017
Maryland

DAMASCUS - Local high school students, public health groups and legislative representatives marked the American Cancer Society’s 42nd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on lawmakers to protect the health of Maryland residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation. Only by tackling tobacco use through a comprehensive approach can

November 16, 2017
Wyoming

November 16 is the 42nd annual American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. Wyoming cancer advocates mark the day by urging the Legislature to pass a $1 tobacco tax increase in 2018.

November 16, 2017
Mississippi

More than 20 health organizations gathered at the State Capitol today to urge lawmakers to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack with a parallel increase on other tobacco products. The event was held on the 41 st anniversary of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

November 15, 2017
Maryland

Easton Doctor of Nursing and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Ambassador Receives Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control from Maryland Department of Health Dr. Michele Williams has received the 2017 Martin D. Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control from the

November 15, 2017
District Of Columbia

This morning ACS CAN Government Relations Director, Bonita Pennino spoke on the Great Day Washington Show WUSA-TV9 about the Smoking and Cessation Fund Amendment Action to prevent youth from starting to smoke and to help those who smoke quit for good. Exactly what the Great American Smoke Out is all