Virginia lags behind Maryland and D.C. in implementing proven cancer-fighting public health policies according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The Virginia Legislature’s inaction on these policies contributes to higher lung cancer incidence and death rates.
Maryland Press Releases
Local Students & Public Health Groups Mark American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout by Urging Lawmakers to Raise the Tobacco Age to 21
DAMASCUS - Local high school students, public health groups and legislative representatives marked the American Cancer Society’s 42nd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on lawmakers to protect the health of Maryland residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation.
The Maryland Save Your Skin Coalition applauds Prince George’s County Council for passage earlier today of a local ordinance prohibiting minors from using indoor tanning devices in the county.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. – June 19, 2017 – Prince George’s County Council is considering a bill that will allow smoking in certain clubs in the county.
About two dozen cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) rallied at the Maryland Capitol today in support of restoring funding for comprehensive tobacco education to $21 million annually.
About a dozen cancer patients, survivors and volunteers rallied outside the Salisbury office of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris earlier today to deliver the message that any changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) must maintain critical patient protections while ensuring that coverage is affordable and adequate. Any changes to the law should provide equal or better coverage of cancer prevention, treatment and follow-up care.
Alternative Medicaid Financing Proposals Could Jeopardize Cancer Care; Increase States’ Medicaid Costs
States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...