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Urge Councilmembers to Expand the E-cig package

By now, you most likely have heard about the youth e-cigarette epidemic and the outbreak of severe pulmonary disease linked with these products.  Right now, DC Councilmembers are reviewing a package of bills to designed to regulate the sale and use of e-cigarettes. 

Latest Updates

January 2, 2020
District Of Columbia

Today, the D.C. City Council held a hearing on three separate pieces of legislation designed to regulate the sale and use of flavored e-cigarettes. The following statement can be attributed to Jocelyn Collins, D.C. director of government relations for ACS CAN...

October 31, 2019
District Of Columbia

In October, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event took place in our nation's capital. During the event, volunteers armed with a clipboard, and a pen collected hundreds of petitions to urge Congress to increasae funding live-saving cancer research. Cancer research and prevention is working, resulting in a 40% decline in

September 18, 2019
District Of Columbia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the D.C. City Council introduced two pieces of legislation that would regulate e-cigarettes. While we are encouraged that the City Council recognizes the dangers posed to our youth by flavored e-cigarettes, these measures will not sufficiently address youth tobacco use. The following statement can be attributed

September 10, 2019
District Of Columbia

On September 10th, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) held its annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day in Washington, DC. More than 700 cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district attende. While in DC, volunteers met with their lawmakers

State Contacts

Priyanka Konanur
Advocacy Coordinator
Jocelyn Collins
Government Relations Director
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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