A team of advocates and staff in California was recognized for their dedication and exceptional work in tobacco control by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, annually presents the State Advocacy Team of the Year award to combined staff and volunteer teams that have worked together to make a significant impression in cancer-related public policy.
California Press Releases
Supervisor Malia Cohen Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen has received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award—the most esteemed award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of her dedication to fighting cancer through historic tobacco-control legislation.
Sacramento, CA – The voices of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are making a difference at the Capitol as evidenced by the critically-important cancer-fighting policies that passed the Legislature in 2016.
Contra Costa County Approves Ending Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products Within 1,000 Feet of Schools and Parks
Martinez, CA – Scores of residents and cancer advocates testified today in favor of an amendment to the Contra Costa County tobacco-control ordinance that will end the sale of flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of the county within 1,000 feet of youth-sensitive pla
Analysis of Marketplace Cancer Drug Coverage Shows Consumers Face Information Barriers on Cost and Coverage
Cancer patients trying to select the best health insurance plan through the market places continue to face challenges in determining prescription drug coverage and cost-sharing information in prospective coverage, according to analysis released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Voters Pass Historic $2 Tobacco Tax Increase in California While Tobacco Industry Defeats Similar Lifesaving Measures in Other states
“California voters saw through the tobacco industry’s smokescreen and delivered a historic victory for public health last night with the passage of a ballot initiative that increases the state’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack.