Georgia Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Georgia Smoke Free

Make Gwinnett County smoke-free

This year, secondhand smoke will cause more than 41,000 deaths nation-wide among nonsmokers and smoking remains the leading preventable cause of illness and death in Georgia. Despite this, there are still places in Gwinnett County that allow tobacco use indoors!

The evidence is clear:

Latest Updates

July 27, 2021

AUGUSTA, GA — July 27, 2021 — Today, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission will consider weakening the county’s popular smoke-free ordinance, amending the policy to establish cigar lounges in order to allow cigar smoking in certain indoor spaces. The nation’s leading public health groups including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

April 1, 2021

ATLANTA, GA – April 1, 2021 – On the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids’ Take Down Tobacco Day National Day of Action and in lightof the end of the Georgia session yesterday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) reflects on the efforts of lawmakers to enact protective

March 29, 2021
Georgia, National

The American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) are committed to reducing cancer incidence and deaths nationwide. Fighting cancer is as much a matter of public policy change as it is scientific discovery, and our elected officials are critical to advancing public policy change that

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 –

State Contacts

Sarah Domm
Georgia Grassroots Manager
Susan Harbin Alford
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.