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Updates matching "Tobacco Taxes"

June 30, 2017
Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – June 30, 2017 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposes House Bill 1477 which would lower the tax on e-cigarettes from 40 percent of the wholesale price to a 5 cents/mL tax and would exclude these products from the definition of tobacco products and exclude

June 28, 2017
Ohio

Columbus, OH – June 28, 2017 – This statement can be attributed to Jeff Stephens, Director of Government Relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “ACS CAN commends the legislature for protecting funding for Ohio’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program at the Ohio

June 21, 2017
Delaware

The decision of Delaware's elected officials to move forward a 50-cent increase to the state's tobacco tax is a victory for the tobacco industry and ignores proven public health facts. Following are statements from members of the Delaware Impact Coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association (AHA), American Lung Association (ALA):

June 10, 2017
Kansas

The 2017 Legislature has adjourned without passing a tax increase on cigarettes.

May 31, 2017
National, Oklahoma

Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that will increase the price of cigarettes by $1.50 per pack. In addition to funding state health initiatives, full implementation of this increase can generate significant revenue for Oklahoma.

May 26, 2017
Minnesota

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 16, 2017
Oklahoma

The bill to raise cigarette taxes by 67 cents per pack is flat out wrong for Oklahoma, and the House Appropriations and Budget committee failed to protect the health of our youth by giving the state what it really needs – a cigarette tax increase that would save lives.

May 15, 2017
Hawaii

Throughout the 2017 state legislative session, ACS CAN Hawaii-Pacific has been monitoring, gathering support, and testifying on legislation that would aid cancer patients. Our legislative recap of this session is below: HPV Legislation SB 514 has been transmitted to the Governor’s office. As you are aware, this legislation allows

May 12, 2017
Wisconsin

Read the memo here. As the Joint Finance Committee finalizes Wisconsin’s biennial budget, twenty-five organizations urge the committee to preserve the provision in the Assembly GOP tax and transportation package that closes a loophole in current law which allows cigarette-like little cigars to be taxed less than cigarettes.