Posts tagged: American Cancer Society

No-smoking advocates push for $1 tax hike on packs of cigarettes

Tweet ATLANTA — A mix of organizations announced Thursday efforts to get lawmakers to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1 as a way to increase state revenues and discourage teens from smoking. This is the fourth year groups like the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association have pushed for the tax hike. This year, they’re getting help from the retiree organization AARP and the Georgia Educators Association, who are see ... Jump to full article >>

Anti-smoking advocates rally at state Capitol

Tweet Smoke-Free Oklahoma and Tulsa restaurant owner Ken Selby held a Capitol press conference Monday to call for abolishing smoke rooms in restaurants and ending smoking in bars. Selby, the owner and operator of Mazzio’s and Oliveto restaurants, said his restaurants saw an increase in business when they went smoke-free a decade ago. “Several years ago and considerably before there were any regulatory laws against smoking in restauran ... Jump to full article >>

Where there’s smoke, there’s ire

Tweet The American Cancer Society is suing the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, claiming a recently passed measure allowing smoking in some convention areas violates the Nevada Constitution. The Cancer Society’s Great West Division and its Cancer Action Network filed the complaint against the convention authority, Nevada State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and public health officials over a revision to the Nevada Clean ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking Ban Opponents Join Forces Against Current County Bill

Tweet CLAYTON, MO ( – The St. Louis County smoking ban battle is heating up once again with enemies on the issue standing together against the ban. And they’re opposed to it for the same reason: exemptions. When the debate over a County-wide smoking ban started about one month ago, there were plenty of people speaking out for and against a ban. But on Tuesday, even the American Lung Association, the American Cancer So ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking Ban Opponents Don’t Understand “Intervene” Decision

Tweet Organizers of the smoking ban petition have challenged Secretary of State Chris Nelson’s decision that they didn’t have enough signatures. Now, the American Cancer Society is also joining in that lawsuit looking to finally put a stop to smoking in South Dakota. The American Cancer Society has intervened because they say the smoking ban supporters need to be represented throughout the judicial process. Opponent to the smoking ban ... Jump to full article >>