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Thank Governor Lamont for his statement

Governor Lamont stated that he intends to end the siphoning of funds away from tobacco control programs. Join us in thanking the Governor for his statement and let him know that this is a critical step to protect CT kids from deadly tobacco products. 

Latest Updates

May 31, 2019

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Senate marked today, World No Tobacco Day, by voting in support of HB7200. This bill would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The House of Representatives approved the legislation earlier this month and it now heads

February 20, 2019

HARTFORD – In advance of his inaugural budget address, Gov. Ned Lamont has expressed his support for raising the age of sale for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, Connecticut director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer

February 6, 2019

"While suspensions and expulsions in Connecticut schools are on the decline, the incidence of such disciplinary action in connection with vaping is increasing dramatically, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Education." Read Full Article

January 22, 2019

ACS CAN Connecticut Government Relations Director Bryte Johnson Interviewed The City of Bridgeport became the second city in the state to raise the age of sale of tobacco to 21-years-old. The vote passed 16-1. Bryte Johnson Chairman of the MATCH Coalition, said this is good news for Bridgeport and

Connecticut Events

November 14, 2019
West Hartford, CT

ACS CAN is hosting our 4 th annual Connecticut public policy forum on November 14, 2019 at the Pond House Café in West Hartford CT. The goal is to create a dialogue to analyze and discuss how biomarkers are helping to change the healthcare landscape– particularly people living with cancer-- from a “one size-fits all” model to a more personalized approach where cancer and disease may be diagnosed earlier and treated using information contained within a patient’s own genetic profile, offering the potential to reduce health care costs and significantly improve patient outcomes.

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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