District Of Columbia Press Releases

August 9, 2018

MD/DC outpace VA in Implementing Proven Cancer-Fighting Policies

Virginia lags behind Maryland and D.C. in implementing proven cancer-fighting public health policies according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Virginia Legislature’s inaction on these policies contributes to higher lung cancer incidence and death rates.

May 3, 2017

Volunteers Met with D.C. City Council Members to Fight Tobacco

Patients, survivors and advocates from four leading public health organizations converged on District of Columbia City Hall on Wednesday to take part in the annual Day with City Councilmembers.  The event was organized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Heart Association (AHA), American Lung Association in DC (ALA in DC) and DC Tobacco Free Coalition.