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August 27, 2021
Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. - The struggle to find access to adequate health care coverage and the valuable role of Medicaid were the subject of an event hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) yesterday to launch their Medicaid Covers Us project in Mississippi. The conversation highlighted challenges

March 12, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – March 4, 2021 – The Mississippi State Legislature is officially recognizing today, March 4 as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cancer Awareness Day in the state. Mississippi continues to have some of the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the nation and today’s action will help raise awareness on

February 26, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – February 26, 2021 – Mississippi health advocate groups are calling on the State Senate to amend House Bill 1439 to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. Currently, the bill calls for a low $.50 per pack cigarette tax increase and 10% of wholesale price increase

February 18, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — February 18, 2021 — The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from

February 4, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – February 4, 2021 – As lawmakers continually look to address the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Mississippi’s dangerously low tobacco taxes (40th cigarette tax in the nation) has never been more clear. Smoking rates among adults and youth in the

January 25, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials at some Mississippi prisons say they are being inundated with orders for tobacco products as the state prepares to once again allow inmates to smoke. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain announced in December that smoking would be legal in Mississippi prisons starting Feb. 1, a

January 14, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – January 14, 2021 – The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently announced their decision to lift the policy that prohibits smoking inside prisons beginning February 1, 2021. The below statement is on behalf of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, American Heart

January 5, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – January 4, 2021 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At such

November 30, 2020
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — November 25, 2020 — Mississippi ranks last in the nation when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) How Do You Measure Up? 2019