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.
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
ACS CAN Position on raising the minimum state sales age for tobacco products to 21 The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supports raising the minimum age for sale of all tobacco products to age 21 with strong retailer compliance and active enforcement as part of its
Want to use your voice to fight back against cancer? ACS CAN is coming to an area near you! We want to share some great information with you on more ways you can get involved in activities being held throughout the year. Please attend one of our ACS CAN “Meet
Thank you to all of the panel speakers at the One Voice Against Cancer Hill Briefing- "On the Horizon- Opportunities and Challenges in Cancer Research". Speakers included Brittany Avin (left), ACS CAN Maryland Ambassador Lead, the Childhood Cancer Survivor, Ph.D. Candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Jason Luke
Jacqueline Beale of Glenn Dale, Maryland was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her dedicated volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead ACS CAN volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary leadership while advocating for ACS CAN’s priority areas of cancer-related public policy.
Earlier this year, Maryland celebrated the 10 th anniversary of the passage of it’s Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in nearly all indoor workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and clubs.