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August 10, 2020
California

Sacramento, CA – Medicine is not the only venue for fighting cancer. Public policy also plays a role in reducing the cancer burden and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wants to make sure that the elected officials at the forefront of the cancer fight get

August 3, 2020
California

SACRAMENTO, CA - With the Assembly Health Committee set to take a historic vote on Senate Bill (SB) 793 (Hill D-San Mateo) to finally end the sale of all -flavored tobacco products this Tuesday, public health advocates believe the tobacco industry’s all-out lobbying and advertising effort full of lies and

June 8, 2020
California

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
California

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
California

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
California

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

December 5, 2019
California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the vote by the Los Angeles City Council’s Committee on Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River today to restrict flavored tobacco sales: “The American Cancer Society

November 27, 2019
California

Los Angeles, Calif - California Missed Chance Earlier this Year; City of Los Angeles has Opportunity to Make Up Lost Ground in Two Weeks or Will it Give Big Tobacco an Early Christmas Present? California is once again leaving kids vulnerable to the lure of flavored tobacco products while

November 6, 2019
California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues this statement from Managing Director Jim Knox following the resounding defeat last night of Proposition C on the San Francisco ballot, which, if passed, would have reversed critical progress in the fight to curb youth use