Ohio Cancer Action Center


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Ohio needs strong tobacco 21

A key committee is deciding whether or not to remove language that would raise the age of sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21.

We need your help to keep State lawmakers on track.

Latest Updates

September 10, 2019

Wooster, Ohio – Pam Manges was awarded (ACT!) Lead of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her exceptional commitment to advocacy work and making cancer a national priority. This annual award is given to a lead congressional district volunteer who has demonstrated remarkable

August 1, 2019

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This

May 9, 2019

Columbus, OH – May 9, 2019– This statement can be attributed to Jeff Stephens, director of government relations in Ohio for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “As an organization dedicated to saving lives, ACS CAN was pleased to see Gov. DeWine taking steps to address

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

State Contacts

Lauren Coatoam
Ohio Grassroots Manager
Jeff Stephens
Ohio Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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