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New York - protect our kids and restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products!

Big Tobacco is hooking our kids with flavors like vanilla, cherry and even unicorn poop.  The tobacco companies add menthol to cigarettes to create a cooling effect and mask the harshness of tobacco. It's time to stop Big Tobacco from hooking our kids with flavors. 

Latest Updates

June 30, 2020
New York

On July 1, 2020 new measues become law that will protect New Yorkers from some strategies of Big Tobacco that attract people to the dangerous addiction.

June 19, 2020
New York

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on cancer patients. From delays with accessing care to the financial burden, it has taken its toll. ACS CAN conducted two surveys to understand the actual impact the pandemic was having on cancer patients and survivors. Here in New York, our advocacy work continues.

June 15, 2020
New York

Access to care and keeping medication affordable is critical for cancer patients. It has been particularly difficult for patients in these challenging times. Insurance companies are making it even more trying with copay accumulator programs. These programs prevent patients from using a copay card or coupon to cover their out

June 12, 2020
New York

Due to the pandemic, the New York State Legislative Session looked a bit different this year. Even though things ran a bit differently, we still had major wins for cancer patients and fighters across New York State. We maintained funding for the Tobacco Control Program, Cancer Services Program and funding

New York Events

November 20, 2020
New York, NY

Future of Cancer Care Policy Forum in New York City The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting its annual policy forum, The Future of Cancer Care , in New York City, on Friday, November 2020. This policy forum and networking event will bring together...

State Contacts

Rebecca Oechsner
Grassroots Manager
Julie Hart
Senior Government Relations Director, New York
Marc Kaplan
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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