Iowa Cancer Action Center


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Sign the Petition: It's time to make tobacco prevention a priority in Iowa

Show your support for a $1.50 tobacco tax increase and an increase in tobacco prevention and cessation funding.

Latest Updates

April 25, 2019

The Iowa State Department of Health and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise recently announced that smoking cessation therapies for Iowa Medicaid enrollees will no longer be subject to prior authorization requirements. Beginning May 1, patients will not have to wait for additional insurance approval to access nicotine replacement therapy, such as a patch or gum, or oral smoking cessation medications.

March 26, 2019

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I’m dedicated to saving lives from this deadly disease. Even though colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, it remains the second leading cause of cancer

February 26, 2019

Recently, the House of Representatives took a stand for Iowans’ health and introduced a bill to increase the state cigarette tax by $1.50. I’d like to thank our local lawmakers who co-sponsored this measure, including Reps. Rob Bacon, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell and Lisa Heddens. Tobacco use is still the number-one cause

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

State Contacts

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

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