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April 15, 2021
Kentucky

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
Kentucky

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

March 16, 2021
Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Last night, the legislature passed a new state budget that maintains funding to the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (TPCP). The TPCP implements evidence-based strategies to reduce tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death nationwide. While smoking rates have declined in Kentucky over

February 12, 2021
Kentucky

FRANKFORD, KY – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state

January 4, 2021
Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) asks legislators to restore tobacco control funding that will ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky. Long after this pandemic passes, people deserve to live full, healthy lives free from

November 19, 2020
Kentucky

Louisville, KY – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Kentucky residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation. As our battle with COVID-19 continues, we must do everything in our

September 15, 2020
Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer

April 16, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – As lawmakers hurried to pass key legislation including the state’s operating budget, they continued to think about 26,500 Kentuckians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the legislature for maintaining funding for colon

March 16, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – This Wednesday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) recognizes the 25th anniversary of Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action, formerly known as Kick Butts Day, by calling on Kentucky lawmakers to reduce the toll of tobacco in the Commonwealth. Despite having the highest