Cancer Votes


2021 Atlanta mayoral candidate forum

We're Making Cancer an Election Issue in Atlanta

Cancer Votes is the nation’s leading election program educating the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.

In Atlanta, that means ensuring the candidates for mayor understand the role they can play in eliminating the health disparities that lead to people of color having far higher death rates from cancer.

We're asking the candidates to commit to three lifesaving policy positions:

  1. Oppose any attempts to weaken our city's smoke-free law which prevents people from smoking in restaurants, bars, the airport and all workplaces.
  2. End the sale of menthol cigarettes, flavored e-cigarettes, and all flavored tobacco products. The tobacco industry creates many of these flavored products specifically to addict people of color to its deadly products.
  3. Support having city departments other than the police enforce our tobacco laws, and focus on holding businesses, rather than kids, accountable for violating these rules.

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Atlanta's next mayor needs to hear from you

Atlanta's next mayor needs to hear from you

Sign our petition calling on the candidates to pledge their support for these important policies.

Sign the Petition

Candidates respond to ACS CAN's questions

ACS CAN asked the candidates running for Atlanta mayor to answer questions that are important to cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Listen to their responses