Updates matching "Georgia"

March 6, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – March 5, 2020 – Yesterday, the House Ways & Means Committee passed HB 864, advancing legislation that would reduce tobacco taxes on certain products by half and fail to adequately tax e-cigarettes amidst talks to significantly increase Georgia’s dangerously low tobacco taxes. The statement below is

February 12, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2020 – Over 50 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Atlanta today to meet with Georgia lawmakers about the need to increase the state’s low tobacco tax to $1.87 per pack of cigarettes, accompanied with an

January 22, 2020

Amidst the state budget crisis, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will generate $425.18 million in new annual revenue and reduce health care costs for the state.

January 17, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – January 17, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Georgia. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report

December 30, 2019
Georgia, National

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. John Lewis recently announced he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. A statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) follows: “Our heartfelt concern goes out to Rep. Lewis during this time. Throughout the years, Rep. Lewis

December 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 20, 2019 – A report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and other public health groups shows that, amidst a youth tobacco use epidemic that is being driven by e-cigarettes, Georgia is shortchanging

July 10, 2019

ACS CAN launched a collection of digital stories today from individuals, families and health care professionals as part of its Medicaid Covers US project. The stories feature people directly impacted by Medicaid across several states including Georgia, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.

July 1, 2019

ATLANTA - Today, the Atlanta City Council voted in support of ordinance that will protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air in workplaces across the city. The following can be attributed to Gary Reedy, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network,

May 31, 2019

Did you hear what happened yesterday? We did, along with the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta residents and so many Georgians across the state. Our very own CEO Gary Reedy sat down with the 16 th Surgeon General of the United States and the Founding Director of the Satcher Health Leadership