American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

PA 2018 Budget Alert to All Lawmakers

Recipients

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

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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]