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Updates matching "Tobacco Taxes"

September 19, 2017
District Of Columbia

A coalition of leading public health organizations praised Councilmember Vincent Gray’s proposal for increasing the District’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack and designating a portion of the revenue to critical tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Experts say the measure will decrease youth smoking in the District by 21.1 percent.

August 29, 2017
Connecticut

Hartford, CT – The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, director of government relations in Connecticut for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “The proposed tobacco tax increases included in the latest House Democratic budget plan will have little to no positive impact on public health. Small

August 3, 2017

A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

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.