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Protect California Kids!

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Surgeon General, and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration have all declared youth e-cigarette use to be an epidemic. 

Latest Updates

June 8, 2020

In May of 2020, in response to unprecedented drops in colorectal cancer screening rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACS CAN California sent letters to the Department of Managed Health Care, who oversees the state’s managed health care plans, and the Department of Insurance, who oversees the state’s health insurance

April 15, 2020

Facing a chronic disease such as cancer, lung or heart disease is daunting enough but facing these illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is life threatening—especially for those over 65.

February 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today introduced a bill that will allow cancer patients to donate their unused oral anti-cancer medications to patients in need. Senate Bill 983 will provide relief to cancer patients who cannot afford or experience delays in receiving their medication. The program will

January 28, 2020

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issued this statement from San Diego Government Relations Director Lynda Barbour following the final vote by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today to approve a flavored tobacco restriction: “Flavors are driving the tobacco epidemic

State Contacts

Spencer Lyons
Grassroots Manager
Primo Castro
Government Relations Director
Stephanie Winn
Director, Region Media Advocacy

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.