Maryland Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

February 5, 2019

Cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Capitol in Annapolis today in support of raising the minimum sales age for all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting minors under the age of 18 from using tanning devices and other cancer prevention issues.

February 1, 2019

MGM Resorts has announced it is withdrawing its request to build an indoor smoking area at MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This is good news for the health and safety of Maryland’s casino workforce, customers, and the public.

January 9, 2019

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applaud the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland for its support of legislation that would increase the state’s tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.

December 14, 2018

20 years after the landmark 1998 state tobacco settlement, most states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This year, states will collect $27.3 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend only 2.4% of it to fight tobacco use. Check out how Maryland ranks at

State Contacts

Sherry McCammon
Grassroots Manager
Jocelyn Collins
Director, Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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