The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be presenting testimony this week at three legislative hearings in Santa Fe that could help forge a new direction in the state’s battle to address the growing crisis caused by tobacco products.
Smoke-free Press Releases
Bismarck, ND - February 13, 2019 “After weeks of airing our urgent concerns, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) thanks the North Dakota Senate for voting down legislation today that would have reversed important public health gains in the state by exemp
MGM Resorts has announced it is withdrawing its request to build an indoor smoking area at MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This is good news for the health and safety of Maryland’s casino workforce, customers, and the public.
Alabama Cancer Survivors Mark Great American Smokeout by Calling for Strong Tobacco Control Legislation
Cancer patients marked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 43rd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Alabama residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), released this statement following Tuesday’s election:
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its annual policy summit on Thursday, November 1. This year's event addresses Colorado's youth e-cigarette epidemic and what the state must do to protect youth from Big Tobacco.
Gov. Ralph Northam Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in recognition of his dedication to protect children and workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke and expanding access to healthcare.
Earlier this year, Maryland celebrated the 10th anniversary of the passage of it’s Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in nearly all indoor workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and clubs.
State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures.