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Photo of Shawn with his flavored tobacco art

Stop Big Tobacco from luring kids with flavors

This back to school season looks different, but one health threat remains the same - Big Tobacco is still trying to hook our kids with flavors like menthol, mint, and cherry. Join youth advocates in calling on our lawmakers to protect NY kids by restricting the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

Latest Updates

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.

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

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.