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July 30, 2020
Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three pieces of legislation that reduce Minnesota’s cancer burden go into effect August 1st. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the implementation of the new state tobacco 21 law, clinical trials as well as breast and cervical cancer laws to address the

April 23, 2020
Minnesota

Cancer Patients and Survivors from Around the State to Hold Virtual Cancer Action Week St. Paul, Minn. – April 23, 2020 – State legislators will hear from cancer patients, survivors and advocates next week during the ACS CAN MN Week of Action . This gathering organized by the American Cancer

March 12, 2020
Minnesota

Our in-person Day at the Capitol has been cancelled, but there are still ways to share your story.

March 12, 2020
Minnesota

Letter: End the sale of flavored tobacco products There is no way to sugar coat that smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death. Here in Minnesota, Big Tobacco is using flavored products, often sweet ones, to addict a new generation of kids. Flavors are a marketing weapon the tobacco

March 5, 2020
Minnesota

Hometown Source To the Editor: Big Tobacco has been up to some unsavory practices. In Minnesota, they have been targeting our youth with flavored tobacco products. Big Tobacco has caused our state’s youth tobacco crisis and they’ve done it, in part, by spending millions to market flavored products.

October 3, 2019
Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. -Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and the administration addressed the youth tobacco-use crisis and announced an aggressive campaign to combat it. In response to the announcement of this campaign, Emily Myatt, Minnesota government relations director for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released

August 1, 2019
Minnesota

Minnesota does well when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Minnesota meets benchmarks in key areas of tobacco control.

April 23, 2019
Minnesota

To the Editor: Minnesota’s Health Care Access Fund (HCAF) is in jeopardy and the consequences are very real for our friends and neighbors. One in five Minnesotans relies on public health care programs that are funded by HCAF. Programs such as Medical Assistance are important in making sure Minnesotans have

April 22, 2019
Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two huge, nonpartisan health advocacy nonprofits are coming out in favor of making Minnesota's provider tax permanent to protect the state's popular Health Care Access Fund. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society are joining the state's hospitals in lobbying lawmakers not to let