District Of Columbia Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

May 3, 2024
District Of Columbia

Today, the Committee of the Whole in the Council of the District of Columbia will host a hearing where Committee members will consider, among others, a proposal to raise the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has provided testimony to the Committee, citing the benefits that the proposal would bring to D.C., its residents and health care systems.

April 12, 2023
California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, National, New Mexico, New York

Attorneys General for six states and DC today announced a $462 million multi-state settlement to be paid out by JUUL Labs, following an investigation into its underage marketing practices to attract youth to its addictive e-cigarettes.

March 27, 2023
Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – MARCH 27, 2023 – Lance Kilpatrick has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Government Relations Director in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. In this role, Kilpatrick will lead ACS CAN’s efforts to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer. “Cancer

May 24, 2022
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, May 24, the DC Council passed the FY23 Budget with funding for the Flavored Tobacco Product Prohibition Amendment Act of 2021 ending the sale of flavored tobacco products in the District of Columbia. Funding this law will protect DC kids from Big Tobacco, advance

State Contacts

Anja Aniere
Grassroots Manager
Lance Kilpatrick
Government Relations Director
Casey O'Neill
Sr. Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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