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 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 Representative Cris E. Dush
  • 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 Representative Kevin J. Boyle
  • State Representative Margo L. Davidson
  • 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 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 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 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
  • State Representative Ed J. Neilson
  • State Representative Mark K. Keller
  • State Representative Rob W. Kauffman
  • State Representative Kathy L. Rapp
  • State Representative Rosita C. Youngblood
  • State Representative Keith J. Greiner
  • State Representative Pamela Snyder
  • State Representative R. Lee 'Lee' James
  • 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 Representative Angel L. Cruz
  • State Representative Stephen 'Steve' C. McCarter
  • State Representative Patty H. Kim
  • State Representative Martin 'Marty' B. Flynn II
  • 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 Representative Ed C. Gainey
  • State Representative Ryan A. Bizzarro
  • State Representative Robert L. Freeman
  • State Representative Steve P. Samuelson
  • State Representative Lynda J. Schlegel Culver
  • State Representative Kurt A. Masser
  • State Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe
  • 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 Representative Stephen 'Steve' E. Barrar
  • 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 Representative Dan P. Moul
  • State Representative David H. Zimmerman
  • State Representative Doyle M. Heffley
  • State Representative Garth D. Everett
  • State Senator Lisa M. Boscola
  • State Senator Arthur 'Art' L. Haywood III
  • State Senator Mario M. Scavello
  • State Representative Jeff C. Wheeland
  • State Senator Camera C. Bartolotta
  • State Senator Michele Brooks
  • State Senator Lawrence 'Larry' M. Farnese Jr.
  • State Senator Daylin B. Leach
  • State Senator Lisa J. Baker
  • State Senator Gene Yaw
  • State Senator Patrick 'Pat' M. Browne
  • State Senator Kim L. Ward
  • State Senator Scott E. Hutchinson
  • State Senator Elder A. Vogel Jr.
  • State Senator Jay Costa Jr.
  • Governor Tom W. Wolf
  • State Senator Joseph 'Joe' B. Scarnati III
  • State Senator James 'Jim' R. Brewster
  • State Senator John P. Sabatina Jr.
  • State Senator John R. Gordner
  • State Senator Judith 'Judy' L. Schwank
  • State Senator Jacob 'Jake' D. Corman III
  • State Senator David 'Dave' G. Argall
  • State Senator Bob Mensch
  • State Senator John T. Yudichak
  • State Senator John P. Blake
  • State Senator Wayne D. Fontana
  • 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 Patrick 'Pat' J. Stefano
  • State Senator Ryan P. Aument

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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]