Missouri Cancer Action Center


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Increase Funding to Protect Missouri Kids From Big Tobacco

Missouri legislative leaders can help protect our kids from the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarette use by increasing funding for the state's tobacco cessation and prevention programs.  We need your help to make that happen.

Latest Updates

March 18, 2020

In an abundance of caution and the interest of protecting the health of our community, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the ACS CAN Missouri Day at the Capitol event scheduled for April 8th.

January 16, 2020

Jefferson City, MO – January 15, 2020 – Eleven thousand Missourians will die this year from smoking-related diseases. And while Missouri has one of the highest adult smoking rates in the nation, Governor Mike Parson revealed that the state budget allocates virtually no additional funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

October 11, 2019

Gov. Parson Proclaims October 13, 2019 “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Missouri ST. LOUIS, Mo. – October 11, 2019 – When she was 34, Rebecca Schutz of O’Fallon had just given birth to her third child when she discovered a lump in her breast. Unfortunately, her worst fears

August 19, 2019
Kansas, Missouri

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host We CAN Make an Impact on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The community forum will feature leaders in business, research and patient advocacy discussing the unique challenges of accessing cancer clinical trials in Kansas and Missouri.

State Contacts

Tim Freeman
Grassroots Manager
Jefferson City
Emily Kalmer
Government Relations Director
St. Louis
Priscilla Cabral
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Denver, CO

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