Georgia Cancer Action Center


Action Center

GA Tobacco Tax

Increased Tobacco Taxes are a Win-Win-Win for Georgia!

  • Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S.
  • Georgia has the third lowest cigarette tax in the U.S. at 37 cents per pack.
  • Georgia is burdened with $3.18 billion in annual health care expenses directly caused by smoking.

Latest Updates

September 30, 2020

ATLANTA, GA— September 30, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely uprooted cancer research with cancelled and delayed clinical research trials. This impact has not only slowed research pivotal to finding a cure and improving treatment and care but potentially reversing the immense progress that has been made –

September 23, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against cancer, including his successful efforts

September 17, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – September 17, 2020 – Nearly 500 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national

July 18, 2020
Georgia, National

A statement from Gary M. Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on the death of civil rights champion and U.S. Congressman Rep. John Lewis from pancreatic cancer.

State Contacts

Sarah Domm
Georgia Grassroots Manager
Heather Youmans
Senior Director, Government Relations
Taylor Hall
Media Advocacy Manager

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.