American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

PA 2018 Budget Alert to All Lawmakers

Recipients

  • State Representative Martin 'Marty' T. Causer
  • State Representative Rob W. Kauffman
  • State Representative Christopher 'Chris' Sainato
  • State Representative Marcia M. Hahn
  • State Representative James R. Roebuck Jr.
  • State Representative David 'Dave' S. Hickernell
  • State Representative Marcy L. Toepel
  • State Representative Adam J. Ravenstahl
  • State Representative Rosita C. Youngblood
  • State Senator Lisa J. Baker
  • State Representative Jesse W. Topper
  • State Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie
  • State Representative Tina L. Pickett
  • State Senator Joseph 'Joe' B. Scarnati III
  • State Senator Judith 'Judy' L. Schwank
  • State Representative Angel L. Cruz
  • State Representative Robert L. Freeman
  • State Senator John T. Yudichak
  • State Representative Steve P. Samuelson
  • State Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe
  • State Senator John P. Blake
  • State Senator Christine 'Tina' M. Tartaglione
  • State Senator Andrew 'Andy' E. Dinniman
  • State Senator Robert 'Tommy' M. Tomlinson
  • State Senator Vincent J. Hughes
  • State Senator Anthony 'Tony' H. Williams
  • State Senator Lisa M. Boscola
  • State Representative Kurt A. Masser
  • State Representative Lynda J. Schlegel Culver
  • State Representative Gerald 'Jerry' J. Mullery
  • State Representative Tarah C. Toohil
  • State Representative Jerry P. Knowles
  • State Representative Mike G. Tobash
  • State Representative Doyle M. Heffley
  • State Senator Lawrence 'Larry' M. Farnese Jr.
  • State Representative John A. Lawrence
  • State Representative Mark M. Gillen
  • State Senator Daylin B. Leach
  • State Representative Mike Sturla
  • State Representative Justin J. Simmons
  • State Senator Gene Yaw
  • State Representative David M. Maloney Sr.
  • State Representative Tina M. Davis
  • State Senator Kim L. Ward
  • State Representative Joe T. Emrick
  • State Senator Scott E. Hutchinson
  • State Senator Elder A. Vogel Jr.
  • State Representative Todd Stephens
  • State Representative Mike Turzai
  • State Representative Kevin J. Boyle
  • State Representative Maria P. Donatucci
  • State Senator Jay Costa Jr.
  • State Representative Margo L. Davidson
  • State Representative Pamela 'Pam' A. DeLissio
  • State Representative Rosemary M. Brown
  • Governor Tom W. Wolf
  • State Representative George S. Dunbar
  • State Representative Craig T. Staats
  • State Representative Kate A. Klunk
  • State Representative Parke H. Wentling
  • State Representative Dan B. Frankel
  • State Representative Russ Diamond
  • State Representative Aaron D. Kaufer
  • State Representative Peter G. Schweyer
  • State Representative Brett R. Miller
  • State Representative Tim F. Hennessey
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' J. Driscoll
  • State Representative Jack B. Rader Jr.
  • State Representative Jason T. Dawkins
  • State Representative Tommy R. Sankey III
  • State Senator Patrick 'Pat' J. Stefano
  • State Representative Anthony 'Tony' M. DeLuca
  • State Senator Ryan P. Aument
  • State Representative Frank J. Dermody
  • State Representative Jason A. Ortitay
  • State Representative Harry 'Hank' A. Readshaw III
  • State Representative Barry J. Jozwiak
  • State Representative Ryan J. Warner
  • State Representative Cris E. Dush
  • State Representative David H. Zimmerman
  • State Senator Arthur 'Art' L. Haywood III
  • State Representative Rich S. Irvin
  • State Senator Mario M. Scavello
  • State Representative Jeff C. Wheeland
  • State Senator Camera C. Bartolotta
  • State Representative Paul T. Schemel
  • State Senator Michele Brooks
  • State Representative Joseph A. Petrarca
  • State Representative Patrick 'Pat' J. Harkins
  • State Representative Bryan D. Cutler
  • State Representative Susan 'Sue' C. Helm
  • State Representative Joanna E. McClinton
  • State Representative Karen P. Boback
  • State Representative Frank A. Farry III
  • State Representative Donna J. Bullock
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' B. Carroll
  • State Representative Timothy 'Tim' P. Briggs
  • State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski
  • State Senator James 'Jim' R. Brewster
  • State Representative Leanne T. Krueger
  • State Senator John R. Gordner
  • State Representative Jim A. Cox Jr.
  • State Representative Robert 'Rob' F. Matzie
  • State Senator Jacob 'Jake' D. Corman III
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' T. Peifer
  • State Representative Jim E. Marshall
  • State Representative Gary W. Day
  • State Representative John T. Galloway
  • State Representative Seth M. Grove
  • State Representative Ed J. Neilson
  • State Representative William 'Bill' C. Kortz II
  • State Representative Daniel 'Dan' J. Deasy Jr.
  • State Representative Thomas 'Tom' P. Murt
  • State Representative Mike P. Reese
  • State Senator David 'Dave' G. Argall
  • State Representative Donna R. Oberlander
  • State Representative Carl W. Metzgar
  • State Representative Matthew 'Matt' D. Bradford
  • State Representative Greg Rothman
  • State Representative Frank J. Burns
  • State Representative Matt M. Gabler
  • State Representative Sheryl M. Delozier
  • State Representative Brad Roae
  • State Representative Mark A. Longietti
  • State Representative Curtis 'Curt' G. Sonney
  • State Representative Jeffrey 'Jeff' P. Pyle
  • State Representative Scott Conklin
  • State Representative Garth D. Everett
  • State Representative Dan L. Miller
  • State Representative Dan P. Moul
  • State Representative Martin 'Marty' B. Flynn II
  • State Representative Patty H. Kim
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' H. Schlossberg
  • State Representative Mark L. Rozzi
  • State Senator Patrick 'Pat' M. Browne
  • State Representative Thomas 'Tom' R. Caltagirone
  • State Representative Stephen 'Steve' C. McCarter
  • State Representative Mary Jo Daley
  • State Representative Jordan A. Harris
  • State Representative Brian K. Sims
  • State Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro
  • State Representative Ed C. Gainey
  • State Representative Stephen Kinsey
  • State Senator John P. Sabatina Jr.
  • State Representative David R. Millard
  • State Representative Keith J. Greiner
  • State Representative Mindy S. Fee
  • State Representative R. Lee 'Lee' James
  • State Representative Pamela Snyder
  • State Representative Steven 'Steve' C. Mentzer
  • State Senator Bob Mensch
  • State Representative Stephen 'Steve' E. Barrar
  • State Representative Neal P. Goodman
  • State Senator Wayne D. Fontana
  • State Representative Greg S. Vitali
  • State Representative Jake Wheatley Jr.
  • State Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff
  • State Representative Martina A. White
  • State Representative Keith J. Gillespie
  • State Representative Kathy L. Rapp
  • State Representative Mark K. Keller
  • State Representative Eric R. Nelson

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Message

ACS CAN PA Looks Forward to Working with the Legislature on Tobacco Control Issues

Dear [Decision Maker],

As lawmakers return to work after the holiday season the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is looking ahead to what public health initiatives can be accomplished in 2018. Pennsylvania has a long way to go when it comes to tobacco control issues. Each year in Pennsylvania 6,000 kids under the age of eighteen become new daily smokers, 22,000 adults die from their own smoking and annual health care costs in Pennsylvania directly caused by smoking are $6.38 billion.

ACS CAN has solutions. After the legislature, last year, decided to take out a bond against future proceeds owed to Pennsylvania from the 1998 national tobacco settlement also known as the Master Settlement Agreement, ACS CAN has been committed to making sure we protect and increase the funding that goes into our state tobacco prevention and cessation funding. Tobacco prevention is one of the smartest and most fiscally responsible investments that Pennsylvania can make. It not only helps current people who quit, but also prevents our youth from ever starting a lifetime of addiction to tobacco.

ACS CAN is also committed to working with lawmakers to protect Pennsylvania's youth from e-cigarettes. The e-cigarette industry is using numerous marketing techniques to attract and addict youth, including the use of candy and fruit flavors. Since nearly 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before the age of 26, the very best thing we can do to help Pennsylvania kids and young adults avoid a life of nicotine addiction is make sure they never start using tobacco products to begin with. One way to accomplish this is by adding e-cigarettes to the current smoke-free law.

Finally, ACS CAN continues to be committed to closing loopholes found in the Clean Indoor Air Act. These exemptions include casinos, bars, private clubs, cigar bars and tobacco shops. Each year in the United States, secondhand smoke causes an estimated 7,300 lung cancer deaths in non-smoking adults. All Pennsylvania workers have the right to breathe clean, smoke-free air, regardless of where they work. Pennsylvania workers should not have to choose between their health and their paycheck.

ACS CAN looks forward to working with the legislature this year to accomplish these great public health initiatives to improve the health of Pennsylvanians.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]