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Is Georgia doing enough to prevent and reduce cancer deaths?

It got the lowest ranking possible in the following five areas: cigarette tax rates, smoke-free laws, tobacco prevention and cessation services program funding, indoor tanning device restrictions and increased access to Medicaid.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
added Aug 6, 2015 11:55

Report: New York needs to improve in cancer fight

The state met just four out of nine benchmarks in an American Cancer Society report due out Thursday, and fell short in two areas in particular: access to palliative care and funding for smoking prevention and cessation programs.
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Aug 6, 2015 11:54

New York State receives mixed reviews on cancer-fighting public policies

“But to leverage this progress, the Governor and New York State legislators must take advantage of the opportunities to pass evidence-based laws and policies that are proven to save lives and money. In New York State alone in 2015, more than 107,800 peopl
Empire State News
added Aug 6, 2015 11:52

Survey: California slipping on anti-tobacco policies to fight cancer

Once a national leader in anti-tobacco efforts, California is slipping in some key measures, including its low cigarette tax...The study comes as California lawmakers are debating several contentious tobacco-related bills in special session. In Californi
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 6, 2015 11:50

HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality (PDF)

By passing proven public health policies to prevent tobacco use and help those addicted quit, increase access to affordable health coverage for people with cancer and their families and promote patient access to palliative care that improves their qua
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Aug 6, 2015 11:41


How does your state measure up? SELECT STATE
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Aug 6, 2015 11:38

ACS CAN Releases 13th Annual How Do You Measure Up Report

From New Hampshire to Hawaii, state legislatures made important progress in saving lives from cancer during their 2015 legislative sessions. But, the news was not all good as many states are still failing to pass legislation that would prevent cancer, r
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Aug 6, 2015 11:37

New Report Shows Majority of States Missing Opportunities to Reduce Toll of Cancer

“Most states are failing to implement laws and policies that not only prevent cancer and save lives, but lower health care costs and generate revenue at the same time,” said Chris Hansen, president of ACS CAN. “By enacting evidence-based policies that en
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Aug 6, 2015 11:35

[California] ACS CAN Releases New Report Showing CA Slipping Way Behind on Cancer-Fighting Tobacco Policies

“What stands out is how backward California has become in preventing cancer caused by tobacco use...Infographics throughout the report compare states...This year’s tobacco tax rate map shows every state adjacent to California now has a tobacco tax that i
Business Wire
added Aug 6, 2015 11:33

[Massachusetts] Curt Schilling backs mayor's chewing tobacco ban

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will send an ordinance to ban smokeless tobacco in ballparks across the Hub next week to the City Council for approval, and he has the support of a Red Sox hero and the franchise. "I love the thought of out of sight out of mind," sa
Boston (MA) Herald
added Aug 7, 2015 10:03
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