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Maryland 2021 Cancer Action Week Registration

Join us! On February 1-5, ACS CAN Maryland will be holding a virtual Cancer Action Week. This is our chance to send Maryland lawmakers a message on cancer issues, including, overturning the Governor’s veto on the tobacco tax, protecting funding for our cancer prevention programs.

Latest Updates

November 19, 2020
Maryland

BALTIMORE – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on lawmakers to protect the health of Maryland residents by overriding Gov. Hogan’s veto of a potentially lifesaving tobacco tax increase. As our battle with COVID-19 continues, we

May 7, 2020
Maryland

Annapolis, Md. —Today, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed bill HB732, which included line items for increasing the state cigarette tax by $1.75 per pack and earmarking $18.25 million toward tobacco prevention and cessation programs. It also would have increased the tax on some types of other tobacco products and would

March 18, 2020
Maryland

Today, the Maryland Legislature passed HB732, which included line items for increasing state tobacco taxes and earmarked $18.25 million toward tobacco prevention and cessation programs. The approved tax will include a $1.75-per-pack cigarette tax increase and increases in tax on some types of other tobacco products.

February 19, 2020
Maryland

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot issued the final report yesterday from the Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices, outlining the task force’s recommendations to reduce youth e-cigarette use. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) determined that the plan misses the mark in terms seeing worthwhile results.

State Contacts

Priyanka Konanur
Grassroots Manager
Jocelyn Collins
Director, Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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