Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kimberly Hughes
Louisiana Press Releases
Baton Rouge, LA – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment.
Baton Rouge, LA - “Today, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed legislation, House Bill 525, that would lower the price of some tobacco products and would help the tobacco industry protect their bottom line, while addicting people with cheaper products.
BATON ROUGE, LA – As lawmakers dive into the new legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish during the 2021 legislative session.
Delaying implementation of a new smoke-free ordinance for Shreveport’s casinos denies employees and visitors a healthy gaming environment and could jeopardize the city’s public health progress altogether.
Legislators Praised for Making Palliative Care Information Available to More Cancer Patients and Others with Serious Illnesses
The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill to support the implementation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council within the Louisiana Department of Health to provide consumer and provider education on services available throughout the state.
Bossier City Father Whose 10-Year-Old Daughter Died of Cancer Spoke at Louisiana Capitol Today about Need for Palliative Care
Trey Gibson who lost his 10-year-old daughter, Emilie, to cancer spoke on the steps of the state capitol about the need for palliative care throughout Louisiana as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual Day at the Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Today in Louisiana, the implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free air ordinance to protect all employees in the East Baton Rouge workforce came to fruition.
Today, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana kicked off its Smoke-Free Louisiana Campaign, a public campaign to ask legislators to stand up for the health of their constituents by passing a statewide comprehensive smoke-free policy to make all workplaces smoke-free, including bars and gaming facilities.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Names Lance Barbour Louisiana’s Government Relations Director
Lance Barbour has been named government relations director for Louisiana by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The announcement was made by James Gray, ACS CAN’s Managing Director for the organization’s South Central Region.