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Ninety-five percent of adults who smoke started before age 21. Raising the minimum age for sale of tobacco products to 21 could reduce the national prevalence of smoking by 12%, according to the Institute of Medicine, saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars.

Latest Updates

September 27, 2018
Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. – Sept. 27, 2018 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host its third-annual Kansas Cancer Policy Forum for community members about the unique challenges of accessing cancer treatment in rural Kansas on Thursday, Oct. 4. The forum will feature lawmakers and health care leaders

August 9, 2018
Kansas

Kansas gets mixed reviews when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to reduce cancer incidence and death from tobacco use, according to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.” The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the report today.

June 29, 2018
Kansas

Cancer survivors, health care providers and representatives from advocacy groups joined Gov. Jeff Colyer today at a signing ceremony for a bill to improve patient quality of life.

May 16, 2018
Illinois, Kansas

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Courtney Hurtig, of Overland Park, joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united as part of the 19 th annual One Voice Against Cancer lobby day to request cancer research funding at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health.

State Contacts

Jordan Feuerborn
Kansas Government Relations Director
Christina Cowart
KS Grassroots Manager
Tracy Lytwyn
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy

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