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Increased Tobacco Taxes are a win-win-win for Maryland

  • Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S.
  • Approximately 7,500 deaths are caused by smoking each year in Maryland.
  • 25,000 (8.2%) kids in Maryland still smoke cigarettes which is higher than the national average.

Latest Updates

October 31, 2019
Maryland

In October, hundreds of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events took place all over the U.S. At these events, advocacy volunteers armed with a clipboard and a pen collected hundreds of petitions to urge Congress to increasae funding live-saving cancer research. Cancer research and prevention is working, resulting in a

October 23, 2019
Maryland

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Lung Association (ALA), and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids all stand united in saying that we recognize Comptroller Franchot for his concerns about the e-cigarette epidemic; however, now is the time for proven policy solutions.

October 21, 2019
Maryland

Maryland’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual policy forum will bring together state leaders in government, medicine and advocacy to discuss the toll of tobacco use including electronic smoking devices in Maryland.

October 17, 2019
Maryland

Statement of mourning for longtime health advocate Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) who died at the age of 68.

Maryland Events

February 6, 2020
Annapolis, MD

Last year, volunteers from across the state gathered in Annapolis to share their cancer stories with lawmakers as part of our annual Day at the Capitol event. The day was wildly successful and led to the passage of the Tobacco 21 law, which raised the minimum sales age of tobacco...

State Contacts

Sherry McCammon
Grassroots Manager
Jocelyn Collins
Director, Government Relations
Vanessa Hill
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.