Alaska Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Reduce Toll of Tobacco on Alaskans

If nothing is done to reduce tobacco use 14,000 Alaska kids will ultimately die prematurely. 

Latest Updates

February 20, 2024

Cancer patients, survivors and their families and caregivers from throughout Alaska gathered Tuesday at the Capitol building to ask legislators to prioritize public health over the profit margin of the Tobacco Industry.

September 15, 2022

Representative Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of her significant contributions to the fight against cancer.

February 17, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Cancer patients, survivors and volunteers met virtually with state lawmakers this week for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Cancer Action Day to make fighting cancer a priority. "February is Cancer Prevention Month so it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about how to reduce death and suffering from

November 19, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Cancer patients and survivors mark the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45 th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow, November 19, by calling on Alaska lawmakers to prioritize strong tobacco control legislation and policies that will save lives, save money and raise vital revenue. As our battle

State Contacts

Emily Nenon
Alaska Government Relations Director
Shawn O'Neal
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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