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Latest Updates

August 9, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – Aug. 9, 2018 – Iowa falls short when it comes to implementing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative

July 12, 2018

It’s hard to remember what it was like before Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act went into effect. Restaurants and bars had two sections: one smoking and the other for secondhand smoking. Dining tables had ashtrays on them. Smoking was allowed at malls and bowling alleys. In the 10 years since the

July 1, 2018

Hard to imagine, but only a decade ago we had smoking sections and ashtrays on tables in restaurants. Children could not enjoy a meal with their families without breathing in secondhand smoke.

June 24, 2018

The following Letter to the Editor has been submitted by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Sarah Elsbernd of Ossian: "It's time to celebrate! As of July 1st it has been 10 years since Iowa implemented our Smokefree Air Act, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and

State Contacts

Angie Sylling
Iowa Grassroots Manager
Danielle Oswald-Thole
Iowa Government Relations Director
Tracy Lytwyn
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy

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