Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Oregonians touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In 2020, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will work with the Oregon legislature in support of the following priorities:
Reducing the Toll of Tobacco
• Prohibiting Online Sales of E-Cigarettes (HB 4078): ACS CAN supports measures which regulate e-cigarettes in the same manner as other tobacco products. HB 4078 updates current law to close an online e-cigarette loophole, making it more difficult for underage youth to purchase e-cigarettes online. • Tobacco Retail Licensure (SB 1577A): ACS CAN supports policies which require retailers to obtain a license before selling tobacco products, increasing active enforcement of retailers including graduated fines coupled with license suspension and revocation for noncompliant retailers without penalizing youth or preempting local jurisdictions from passing stronger tobacco control laws.
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
• Breast and Cervical Cancer: ACS CAN will advocate to reverse an age-based eligibility requirement by increasing funding for the state breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment program for low-income uninsured and underinsured Oregonians.
For more information, contact: Christopher Friend, Oregon Government Relations Director [email protected] | 503-795-3926
ACS CAN is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state, and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information please visit www.fightcancer.org.