Montana Cancer Action Center


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Show your support for I-185 to protect Montana's kids

Like all Montanans, we want our state to be the best and healthiest it can be. That’s why we’re supporting ballot initiative I-185 – a tobacco tax increase.

Latest Updates

September 10, 2018

Many stakeholders are involved in the health care debate, and often the concerns of patients, consumers and their family caregivers can be underrepresented. Health Votes Montana is a series of six nonpartisan state candidate legislative forums focused on addressing these key issues around cancer and aging, disease prevention and access to quality, affordable health coverage. Health Votes Montana is sponsored by ACS CAN, AARP Montana and the Montana Primary Care Association.

August 13, 2018

A tobacco industry-funded group wants to change the wording of a citizen's ballot initiative that would significantly raise Montana's tobacco taxes, a legal challenge that is part of the group's expensive effort to defeat the measure when it goes to voters in November. The Montana Standard reports.

May 10, 2018

A coalition of health-care and other groups already has spent or raised more than $500,000 toward qualifying a ballot measure that would extend Medicaid expansion in Montana and raise tobacco taxes to help pay for it. The money – at least one-third of which has come from Montana hospitals –

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