Connecticut Cancer Action Center


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Ask Connecticut Lawmakers to Increase the Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Connecticut youth have big dreams, but Big Tobacco has other plans. Each year the tobacco industry spends more than $80 million on marketing in our state to entice the next generation of smokers.

Big Tobacco knows that 95% of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21.

Latest Updates

October 22, 2018

ACS CAN Connecticut Volunteers Evelyn Levesque Quoted “I have seen it firsthand an 18-year-old or a senior in high school buying it and then giving it to my friends,” Evelyn said. “And that scares me that really scares me.” Watch Video

October 22, 2018

ACS CAN Connecticut Volunteer Roger Levesque Quoted Hartford City Council has voted to raise the sale of tobacco, vape products from 18-years-old to 21-years-old. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the vote passed unanimously 9-0, by the Hartford City Council Monday night… This decision comes as

October 22, 2018

HARTFORD – By a unanimous vote of 9-0, the Hartford City Council tonight voted in support of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, director of government relations for

October 22, 2018

ACS CAN Connecticut Director of Government Relations Bryte Johnson Quoted “We know the tobacco industry uniquely targets young people to replace consumers dying from their products, and too many of our children are becoming addicted before they even have a chance to grow up,” said Bryte Johnson, director of

Connecticut Events

April 10, 2019
Hartford, CT

ACS CAN Connecticut Day at the Capitol brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates from across the state to speak with their lawmakers about issues important to cancer patients and their families. Join us in Hartford on April 10th to share your cancer story and urge lawmakers to support legislation...

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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