Kentucky Cancer Action Center


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Support Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policies

119,000 Kentucky kids alive today will ultimately lose their lives prematurely from tobacco if nothing is done. 

We can reduce Kentucky’s tobacco use by:

Latest Updates

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

November 17, 2021

FRANKFORT, KY – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 46th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Kentucky residents by implementing strong tobacco control legislation. "The Great American Smokeout is about helping people quit, and we

April 15, 2021

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Kentucky touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In

March 19, 2021

FRANKFORT, KY –The Kentucky legislature recently passed legislation to remove the tax on some e-cigarette hardware. Kristy Young, director of government relations in Kentucky for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. "ACS CAN is dismayed that the Kentucky legislature this week

State Contacts

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

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.