ATLANTA, GA— September 30, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely uprooted cancer research with cancelled and delayed clinical research trials.
Georgia Press Releases
Atlanta City Council Member Matt Westmoreland Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions t
A statement from Gary M. Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on the death of civil rights champion and U.S. Congressman Rep. John Lewis from pancreatic cancer.
ATLANTA, GA – June 26, 2020 – SB 375, a bill enacting harsh penalties on youth and taxing e-cigarettes too low to reduce youth use, has moved quickly and passed through the Georgia General Assembly.
Lawmakers Could Generate $425 Million in Annual Revenue by Including Raised Tobacco Taxes in COVID-19 Response
ATLANTA, GA – June 9, 2020 – As lawmakers look to address both the budget deficit from earlier in the legislative session and the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Georgia’s low tobacco taxes and the crucial part it can play in th
ATLANTA, GA – March 5, 2020 – Yesterday, the House Ways & Means Committee passed HB 864, advancing legislation that would reduce tobacco taxes on certain products by half and fail to adequately tax e-cigarettes amidst talks to significantly increase Georgia’s dangerously low
Cancer Patients and Survivors Travel to Atlanta During Recess to Urge Legislators to Increase State’s Tobacco Tax
ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2020 –Over 50 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Atlanta today to meet with Georgia lawmakers about the need to increase the state’s low tobacco tax to $1.87 per pack of cigarettes, accompani
Amidst Budget Crisis, ACS CAN Eager to Pass Legislation That Would Protect Kids from Big Tobacco and Raise Over $425 Million in Annual Revenue
Amidst the state budget crisis, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will generate $425.18 million in new annual revenue and reduce health care costs for the state.
Youth E-cigarette Epidemic Prompts American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Seek Legislation Addressing Tobacco Addiction
ATLANTA, GA – January 17, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Georgia.
Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. John Lewis recently announced he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. A statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) follows: