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State senator says $1-per-pack tobacco tax increase would save lives

The average cost of a pack in New Mexico is $6.17, said Sandra Adondakis of the American Cancer Society’s Action Network. In addition, Morales’ bill would increase taxes on cigars, smokeless tobacco . ... read more

Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The report was released at the 17th World Congress on Tobacco OR Health in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2016 alone, tobacco use caused over 7.1 million deaths worldwide ... Health Policy Research at th... read more

Florida Not Doing Enough To Prevent Cancer, Study Says

Florida is not doing enough to prevent cancer, according to a new report ... the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Committee in Florida. Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in Flor... read more

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Death rate from cancer now 25% lower than it was 25 years ago, report says

That death toll, however grim, represents a death rate from cancer that is 25% lower than it was ... with malignancies of the blood and lymph system, says the American Cancer Society's annual report c... read more

Cancer Society study has mixed grades for NH's policy efforts

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network last week released the 15th edition of its “How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State ... not everyone can say that,” Rollo said. For decades, ... read more

Oregon House votes to raise tobacco sales age to 21

Tobacco use also causes roughly 28 percent of all cancer deaths in the ... director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “In fact, 95 percent of adult smokers begin smoking before th... read more

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues Decades-Long Drop

... of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer. "This new report reiterates where cancer control efforts have worked, particularly the impact of tobacco control," said American Cancer Society chief m... read more

Wyoming cigarette tax could go up $1 per pack. But questions about reservation sales remain.

Ellis said she was concerned that it would force the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes to impose a tax identical to the state’s tax when they might prefer to levy a higher or ... director a... read more

State smoking tax high, but cessation programs get butt of budget

The state's tobacco revenue included cigarette taxes ($ ... about 70% - say they want to quit, but only about 4% to 7% are able to quit on any given attempt without medicine or other help, according t... read more

State of Oklahoma: Smoking, lack of care contribute to poor health

Deaton, a registered nurse, heads the colon cancer prevention program at the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic. The American Cancer Society expects colon cancer to kill about 750 Oklahomans this year, but t... read more

Cancer risk can be cut with good habits such as exercise and healthful eating

A Harvard School of Public Health study described 44 percent of cancer deaths as avoidable in a report that ... after menopause," says Michael Thun, vice president emeritus of epidemiology and surveil... read more

How Does Using Tobacco Cause Death from Cancer? Count the ways …

The best ways to do that are to prevent youths from starting, protect citizens from secondhand smoke with smoke-free and tobacco-free policies, and help smokers quit,” says ... makes cancer more expen... read more

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