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Updates matching "Tobacco Taxes"

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 21, 2018
Kentucky

More than 100 Kentuckians traveled to Frankfort today to urge legislators to reduce smoking-related cancer deaths by increasing Kentucky’s cigarette tax by $1 or more per pack. The visit was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual Day at the Capitol.

February 16, 2018
Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly opposes the proposal to raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by only 75 cents per pack. Tobacco tax increases, when implemented correctly, decrease the number of youth who start smoking, increase the number of smokers who quit, cut health care

February 16, 2018
Wyoming

The Wyoming Legislature's House of Representatives decided not to introduce House Bill 43 by today's bill cutoff deadline, effectively killing any chance of a $1 tobacco tax increase passing this legislative session.

February 13, 2018
New Mexico

The legislative session is scheduled to end at noon on Thursday, Feb. 15, and the tobacco tax increase bill has not yet received a hearing.

February 13, 2018
Wyoming

Cancer advocates and volunteers from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the American Heart Association gathered in Cheyenne on Tuesday, February 13 for a Day at the Capitol to urge their state lawmakers to pass a $1 tobacco tax increase that will save lives, reduce health care costs, and raise new revenue.

February 12, 2018
Wyoming

Wyoming cancer patients and survivors gather in Cheyenne on Tuesday, Feb. 13 for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's annual "Cancer Day at the Capitol" to urge their lawmakers to pass a $1 tobacco tax increase in Wyoming that will save lives, reduce health care costs, and raise revenue.

January 29, 2018
South Carolina

Columbia, SC – January 29, 2018 – As lawmakers dive into the new year the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is looking ahead to what public health initiatives can be accomplished in 2018. South Carolina has a long way to go when it comes to tobacco

January 25, 2018
New Mexico

ACS CAN New Mexico volunteers will push their legislators to support Senate Bill 25, which passed out of the Senate Education Committee on Jan. 24, 2018.