Smoke-Free VHA Letters

Letters to Senators Durbin and Collins and Representatives Wenstrup and Underwood that CADCA signed onto in support of legislation to make Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities fully smoke-free.

Letter Opposing the United States Postal Service (USPS) Shipping Equity Act

This bill would allow USPS to deliver alcohol through the mail and exacerbate underage drinking.

Letter Thanking House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies for their Support of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program

The Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program program provides urgently needed resources and tested new strategies for reducing violent crime and recidivism.

Quit Because of COVID-19 Act

Letter in support of Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s (D-DE-At-Large) Quite Because of COVID-19 Act that will ensure all Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees have access to the full array of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments.

Letters in Support of Increased Funding for CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

Asks the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee to increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) by $72.5 million to a total of $310 million. This will allow OSH to strengthen efforts to promote tobacco prevention and cessation among groups disproportionately harmed by tobacco products.

Letter to FDA RE Premarket Review Disclosure

Asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to disclose the tobacco products for which premarket applications have been filed in accordance with the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, as well as a list of tobacco products that are still being marketed in violation of this statute.

Public Health Group Comments on US-Japan FTA

Asking for agreement with Japan to address the unique harms tobacco products cause and includes provisions to ensure that the U.S. and Japan don’t face the threat of investor litigation from the tobacco industry.

Coalition Letter FY20 Drug Budget

Draws concern about moving the DFC and HIDTA programs out of ONDCP into other federal agencies and cutting ONDCP’s budget by over 95%.

FY20 House Ag-FDA Letter from Public Health Groups

Urging for approval of the authorized level of user fees ($712M) for the FDA to oversee tobacco products. Also urging the Subcommittee to not include any restrictions on FDA’s authority under the TCA to oversee tobacco products. 

FY20 House CDC OSH Letter from Public Health Groups

Asking to increase funding for the CDC and OHS by $100 million, for a total of $310 million for FY2020.

FY20 Senate CDC-OSH Letter from Public Health Groups

Asking to increase funding for the CDC and OHS by $100 million, for a total of $310 million for FY2020.

FY20 Senate Ag-FDA Letter from Public Health Groups

Urging the Subcommittee to approve the $712 million in user fees that the TCA authorized FDA to collect and spend for tobacco-related activities for FY 2020.

HR 2339 Letter- Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act

Letter of overwhelming support for the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act.

McConnell-Kaine Letter

Shows support for Tobacco-Free Youth Act, but emphasizes the importance that the bill remains strongly protective of the public health throughout the legislative process, as the tobacco industry is expected to try to weaken the legislation as it moves forward.

Letter from Public Health Groups Opposing S.294 and Any Efforts to Exem

Letter is opposing S.294 and states FDA should retain oversight authority over all tobacco products, including all cigars. Urges Senator to oppose S.294 and any similar appropriations policy riders.

Letter Thanking Attorney General Barr for Supporting the Byrne JAG and COPS Programs

The Byrne JAG and COPS programs provide urgently needed resources and tested new strategies for reducing violent crime and recidivism.