District Of Columbia Cancer Action Center


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Thank DC Council for passing the tobacco tax to save lives

Thank you D.C. Council for passing the $2 per pack cigarette tax and using funds for smoking cessation programs and to implement raising the minimal sales age for tobacco products to 21.

Latest Updates

December 14, 2018
District Of Columbia

20 years after the landmark 1998 state tobacco settlement, most states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This year, states will collect $27.3 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only 2.4% of it to fight tobacco use. Check out TFK report to see

October 9, 2018
District Of Columbia

While Epidemic Rages, Opioids Remain Key Component in Treating Cancer Pain ACS CAN Director of State and Local Campaigns David Woodmansee Quoted in the Baltimore Sun. Cancer patients and survivors, said David Woodmansee, directors of state and local campaigns for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

October 4, 2018
District Of Columbia

Thank you to all of the panel speakers at the One Voice Against Cancer Hill Briefing- "On the Horizon- Opportunities and Challenges in Cancer Research". Speakers included Brittany Avin (left), ACS CAN Maryland Ambassador Lead, the Childhood Cancer Survivor, Ph.D. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Jason Luke

October 1, 2018
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The $2-per-pack cigarette tax increase that goes into effect today will discourage tobacco use and save lives from cancer and other serious tobacco-related diseases in the District. Research shows that regular and significant tobacco tax increases are one of the most effective ways to encourage tobacco users

State Contacts

Sherry McCammon
Grassroots Manager
Jocelyn Collins
Government Relations Director
Ray Carson
Director, Media Advocacy

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