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Fund Tobacco Control Programs

For years now, Connecticut has ranked last with no funding to educate our kids about the dangers of tobacco and provide resources to those who want to quit. But this year lawmakers are starting to talk about the need for funding in a serious way. Ask your state lawmakers to add their names to a bill that would dedicate funding to proven tobacco control programs.

Latest Updates

September 27, 2022

NORWALK – Representative Lucy Dathan 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. ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the

May 3, 2022

Hartford, Conn.—Last night, the Connecticut House passed the state’s budget, which allocates $12 million for the state Tobacco Control and Health Trust Fund to fund critical tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. This budget investment comes after years of spending no money on tobacco control efforts in the state. The following

April 7, 2022

HARTFORD – Today lawmakers in the appropriations committee released their proposed budget for the State of Connecticut. After years of zero dollars being allocated for lifesaving tobacco control programs, today’s budget includes $12 million for the Tobacco and Health trust Fund. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte

February 23, 2022

HARTFORD – Tomorrow, Gov. Lamont’s public health budget will be heard by the Appropriations Committee. His budget, which was released on February 9, fails to allocate sufficient and sustainable funds for tobacco control and prevention–programs dedicated to protecting kids from tobacco industry influence and helping current tobacco users quit

Connecticut Events

December 1, 2022
Farmington, CT

On December 1st, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host our 7th annual forum in Connecticut with a focus on increasing prevention and early detection screenings through education and awareness of breast health and wellness. Participants will include diverse stakeholders in our communities – patient advocates,...

State Contacts

Natalie Cullen Shurtleff
Connecticut Grassroots Manager
Bryte Johnson
Director Government Relations and Advocacy
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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