New York Cancer Action Center


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Protect New Yorkers from Big Tobacco

Did you know that 1 out of 3 cancer deaths are linked to smoking?  We know that smoking causes at least 17 different types of cancer. By increasing the price of tobacco, the governor can help prevent kids from starting to smoke and help current smokers quit. Sign the petition. Ask Governor Cuomo to put the health of New Yorkers before Big Tobacco.

Latest Updates

October 13, 2020
New York

Watch our Cancer Chats Series to learn more about how policy changes can help fight cancer.

October 7, 2020
New York

The New York State Department of Health released statistics today showing that cancer patients and survivors still struggle with tobacco addiction. ACS CAN Senior New York Government Relations Director Julie Hart is calling for an increase in tobacco taxes and to use that revenue to fund the Tobacco Control Program.

August 6, 2020
New York

The New York State’s Lights of Hope challenge is on! We hope you have your page created and ready to share! Whoever raises the most money August 1 - August 14 will receive an ACS CAN branded item of their choice valued up to $50. Send e-mails, ask your friends,

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.

New York Events

November 20, 2020

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. Future of Cancer Care Policy Forum Speakers...

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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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.