Nebraska Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Help Nebraskans Quit Tobacco Use

4,400 Nebraska kids and 214,500 adults in Nebraska still smoke cigarettes. Smoking costs Nebraska $795 million in annual health care costs and 2,500 Nebraskans will die from tobacco-related illnesses.

Nebraska can do more.

Latest Updates

September 13, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus

July 23, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. — Elements of LB632 would block communities from passing their own laws and could hurt the health and well-being of our families, friends and neighbors, warns the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). State laws historically set minimum health, safety, workplace and social standards. Cities and

April 17, 2020

Lincoln, NE—Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. According to the latest survey from Survivor Views ,

February 6, 2020

Lincoln, Neb., – February 6, 2020 – Cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) from across the state traveled to the Nebraska State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize Nebraskans’ health and make the fight against cancer a top priority. “Our advocates

State Contacts

Matt Prokop
Nebraska Grassroots Manager
Lincoln, NE
David Benson
Government Relations Director
Priscilla Cabral-Pérez
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.