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Latest Updates

April 4, 2022

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kristy Young FRANKFORT, KY. – “The Kentucky legislature passed the state’s operating budget, which flat funded the state’s tobacco control programs. Kentucky still has the second highest adult smoking rate in the country and 26% of

March 22, 2022

FRANKFORT, KY. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) opposes House bill 7, which would require a majority of adults enrolled in Medicaid to meet various work requirements as a condition of eligibility for health care coverage and create a more complex and burdensome system for

January 25, 2022

FRANKFORT, KY – “As the Senate starts their work on the state’s operating budget, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network implores senators to increase funding for the state’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program to $10 million annually. “This funding will reduce cancer diagnoses and deaths and save lives in

January 4, 2022

FRANKFORT, KY – As lawmakers dive into the 2022 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize proven tobacco control measures that would ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky, where over 34 percent of cancer deaths are linked to smoking. “Kentucky’s

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Government Relations Director, Kentucky
Katie Rose Garden
Grassroots Manager, Kentucky and West Virginia
Michelle Zimmerman
Associate Director, Regional Media Advocacy

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