ACS CAN Ohio prides itself on our amazing cancer advocates. With training and tools, ACS CAN gives ordinary people the power to make their voices heard and make cancer a national, state and local priority. Our cancer advocates believe access to health care and preventing youth from becoming regular tobacco users are important issues to all of us! Won’t you join us?
Emerging Priority: Expand Access to Biomarker Testing in Ohio
Biomarker testing helps connect patients with the right treatment at the right time. ACS CAN and partners are working together to make sure more Ohioans can benefit from this important testing.
Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed language from the state’s operating budget bill which would have removed control from local governments. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network commends the Governor for standing up for Ohio’s youth and keeping local government rights to pass laws stronger than the state law, which is proven to promote good health and well-being.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) calls on Gov. Mike DeWine to veto language that removes local control, which allows local governments to pass laws stronger than the state law. Amid the growing youth tobacco epidemic, we need local laws to protect our kids, not state interference.
Today, the Senate passed its version of the budget, which slashes funding for tobacco control nearly in half, fails to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products and takes control away from local governments to protect the health of their residents.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the Senate to change course regarding tobacco control funding in the budget. In the Senate’s budget substitute bill released last week, tobacco prevention and cessation funding was cut in half from the current year funding level of $14.5 million to $7.5 million yearly, which would have a devastating impact on our state's health and economic well-being.
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. The 2023 ACS CAN Ohio Policy Forum is a premiere event bringing together industry experts to support ACS CAN's mission. This...