Connecticut Cancer Action Center

Action Center

Prioritize the Health of Connecticut Residents

4,100 Connecticut residents lose their lives annually from smoking.  We can and we must do better. Will you join us in asking your lawmaker to support these programs to prevent kids from starting to use tobacco and help people already addicted to quit?

Latest Updates

March 9, 2023

Advocates lobby against Lamont’s prposed cut to funding to lifesaving tobacco control program.

February 10, 2023

Earlier this week, Governor Lamont gave his annual state budget address which proposed to slash funding to many life-saving cancer prevention and control programs, including a 50% cut over the next two years to the state’s Tobacco Health and Trust Fund (CTHTF).

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

State Contacts

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

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