Ohio Cancer Action Center


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Raise the age of sale of tobacco products to 21

By raising the legal sale age for these products, we aim to decrease the burden of tobacco-related illness and healthcare costs to Ohioans.

Latest Updates

April 10, 2019

Columbus, OH– April 10, 2019 – Nearly 100 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the state capitol in Columbus today to meet with Ohio’s lawmakers about the need to properly fund the state’s Tobacco Use Cessation and Prevention Program, raising the age of sale

March 15, 2019

Columbus, OH. – March 15, 2019 – Today Gov. Mike DeWine released his proposed FY 2020-2021 budget for Ohio. Jeff Stephens, director of government relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to saving lives,

January 17, 2019

Columbus, OH – January 17, 2019 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the 2019 legislative session. Ohio has a long way to go when it comes

December 12, 2018

ACS CAN commends the Ohio legislature for passing legislation that will improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families through palliative care.

Ohio Events

August 7, 2019
Cleveland, OH

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its annual Northern Ohio policy forum in Cleveland on August 7, 2019 at the HiMSS Innovation center at the Global Center for Innovation. This event will bring together key leaders and decision makers in government, business, research and academia...

August 21, 2019
Cleveland, OH

Each year area comedians come together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Ohio. A night full of comedy and a great silent auction for a great cause. What a great way to spend a Wednesday night in August. Presale tickets are available to the...

State Contacts

Lauren Coatoam
Ohio Grassroots Manager
Andrea Britcher
Ohio Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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