It's a new year! Support our 2020 legislative priorities

January 2, 2020

As we ring in the new year, ACS CAN would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers for their support in making 2019 a successful year.  With their continued support and help from all cancer advocates, we are looking forward to making 2020 another great year! 

This year's ACS CAN’s state legislative priorities are:

  • Raising the sales tax on cigarettes by $2.00 per pack while also increasing the tax on all other tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices,
  • Restricting the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars,
  • Repealing the “implied preemption” court doctrine to clarify local authority, so that local governments can pass policies to protect their residents.

How can you help support these priorities?

Join us for the 2020 ACS CAN MD Day at the Capitol!

Meet with your state lawmakers on February 6th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in Annapolis and urge them to support our 2020 priorities. To learn more information and to register, go to 

Share your story!

Our power to sway lawmakers comes from stories shared by advocates just like you. How have you or your loved ones been impacted by tobacco? Why do you advocate to fight back against Big Tobacco? Please take just a minute to share your story.  Briefly explain why you would like your state lawmaker to end sales for all flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. 

Sign our petitions!

Check out and sign the on-line petitions on this state page.   One deals with urging state lawmakers to raise the tax on all tobacco products and the other one is on restricting flavors from all tobacco products. 

For more information, contact Sherry McCammon, Grassroots Manager at [email protected]

Together, we can make a difference in the fight against cancer.  Thank you for your support!