American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

PA 2018 Budget Alert to All Lawmakers

Recipients

  • Governor Tom W. Wolf
  • State Representative Martin 'Marty' T. Causer
  • State Representative Rob W. Kauffman
  • State Representative Chris Sainato
  • State Representative David 'Dave' S. Hickernell
  • State Senator Lisa Baker
  • State Representative Jesse Topper
  • State Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie
  • State Representative Tina Pickett
  • State Senator Judith 'Judy' L. Schwank
  • State Representative Angel Cruz
  • State Representative Robert Freeman
  • State Senator John T. Yudichak
  • State Representative Steve Samuelson
  • State Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe
  • State Senator Christine 'Tina' M. Tartaglione
  • 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 Schlegel-Culver
  • State Representative Gerald 'Jerry' J. Mullery
  • State Representative Tarah Toohil
  • State Representative Jerry Knowles
  • State Representative Doyle Heffley
  • State Representative John A. Lawrence
  • State Representative Mark M. Gillen
  • State Representative P. Mike 'Mike' Sturla
  • State Senator Gene Yaw
  • State Representative David M. Maloney Sr.
  • State Representative Tina M. Davis
  • State Senator Kim L. Ward
  • State Representative Joe Emrick
  • State Senator Scott E. Hutchinson
  • State Senator Elder A. Vogel Jr.
  • State Representative Todd Stephens
  • State Representative Kevin J. Boyle
  • State Senator Jay Costa
  • State Representative Pamela 'Pam' A. DeLissio
  • State Representative Rosemary M. Brown
  • State Representative George Dunbar
  • State Representative Craig T. Staats
  • State Representative Kate A. Klunk
  • State Representative Parke Wentling
  • State Representative Dan Frankel
  • State Representative Russ Diamond
  • State Representative Aaron D. Kaufer
  • State Representative Peter Schweyer
  • State Representative Brett R. Miller
  • State Representative Tim Hennessey
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' J. Driscoll
  • State Representative Jack Rader Jr.
  • State Representative Jason Dawkins
  • State Representative Tommy Sankey
  • State Senator Patrick 'Pat' J. Stefano
  • State Representative Anthony 'Tony' M. DeLuca
  • State Senator Ryan P. Aument
  • State Representative Jason Ortitay
  • State Representative Barry J. Jozwiak
  • State Representative Ryan Warner
  • State Representative David H. Zimmerman
  • State Senator Art Haywood
  • State Representative Rich Irvin
  • State Senator Mario M. Scavello
  • State Representative Jeff C. Wheeland
  • State Senator Camera Bartolotta
  • State Representative Paul Schemel
  • State Senator Michele Brooks
  • State Representative Patrick 'Pat' J. Harkins
  • State Representative Bryan Cutler
  • State Representative Susan 'Sue' C. Helm
  • State Representative Joanna E. McClinton
  • State Representative Karen Boback
  • State Representative Frank A. Farry
  • State Representative Donna Bullock
  • State Representative Mike Carroll
  • State Representative Tim Briggs
  • State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski
  • State Senator James 'Jim' R. Brewster
  • State Representative Leanne Krueger
  • State Senator John R. Gordner
  • State Representative Jim Cox
  • State Representative Robert 'Rob' F. Matzie
  • State Senator Jake Corman
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' Peifer
  • State Representative Jim Marshall
  • State Representative Gary Day
  • State Representative John T. Galloway
  • State Representative Seth M. Grove
  • State Representative Ed Neilson
  • State Representative Daniel 'Dan' J. Deasy
  • State Senator David 'Dave' G. Argall
  • State Representative Donna Oberlander
  • State Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
  • State Representative Matthew 'Matt' D. Bradford
  • State Representative Greg Rothman
  • State Representative Frank Burns
  • State Representative Sheryl M. Delozier
  • State Representative Brad Roae
  • State Representative Mark Longietti
  • State Representative Curtis 'Curt' G. Sonney
  • State Representative Scott Conklin
  • State Representative Dan L. Miller
  • State Representative Dan Moul
  • State Representative Patty Kim
  • State Representative Michael 'Mike' H. Schlossberg
  • State Representative Mark Rozzi
  • State Senator Patrick 'Pat' M. Browne
  • State Representative Mary Jo Daley
  • State Representative Jordan A. Harris
  • State Representative Brian Sims
  • State Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro
  • State Representative Ed Gainey
  • State Representative Stephen Kinsey
  • State Senator John P. Sabatina Jr.
  • State Representative David R. Millard
  • State Representative Keith J. Greiner
  • State Representative Mindy Fee
  • State Representative R. Lee 'Lee' James
  • State Representative Pam 'Pamela' Snyder
  • State Representative Steven 'Steve' C. Mentzer
  • State Senator Bob Mensch
  • State Senator Wayne D. Fontana
  • State Representative Greg Vitali
  • State Representative Jake Wheatley Jr.
  • State Representative Kerry A. Benninghoff
  • State Representative Martina A. White
  • State Representative Keith Gillespie
  • State Representative Kathy L. Rapp
  • 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]