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Dangerous State Bill Would Take Away Freedom for Cities and Counties to Protect Kids Against Tobacco

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and American Heart Association (AH) - May 2, 2022

Update: Today, Senate leadership cleared the contested calendar and thus bypassed normal practices to set a dangerous bill that would worsen the youth tobacco crisis in South Carolina to special order for this afternoon.NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS WARN AGAINST BIG TOBACCO-BACKED BILL BEING PUSHED THROUGH BY LAWMAKERS AS SESSION NEARS CLOSECOLUMBIA, SC – As session nears a close, a bill that would take away the right of local elected officials to pass policies that protect South Carolina children and teens from tobacco addiction has the potential to move quickly through the last days of session, as lawmakers receive continued pressure from Big Tobacco. The bill was introduced in 2019 and faced controversy last session after being fast-tracked in the Senate when the Senate Medical Affairs… Read more