Oklahoma Cancer Action Center


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Ask Oklahoma lawmakers to support smoke-free workplaces

This year, secondhand smoke will cause nearly 42,000 deaths nation-wide among nonsmokers and an estimated 7,500 Oklahomans will die from smoking-related illness. We need to protect ALL Oklahoma workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke!

Latest Updates

March 18, 2019

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Oklahoma thanks both Rep. Harold Wright for authoring House Bill 2288 and its volunteers for tirelessly advocating to clear the air for all workers.

September 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A team of advocates and staff in Oklahoma was recognized for their dedication and exceptional work in cancer advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, presents the State Advocacy Team of the

August 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma has made great progress 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

April 18, 2018

As a child, she struggled with low platelet and red blood cell counts — an unusual combination of anemia in children. Doctors kept an eye on her health, and it would be three years before a genetic test of her bone marrow identified a duplicate chromosome that would ultimately lead to her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). If untreated, MDS becomes leukemia.

Oklahoma Events

April 15, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK

Join others from around Oklahoma who are working to make cancer a priority at our Capitol. This year's priorities put us in a position to protect ALL Oklahoman's workplaces from secondhand smoke. We will continue to protect cancer research, prevention and treatment again. We cannot do these things without each...

State Contacts

Scott Tohlen
Government Relations Director, Oklahoma
Paula Warlick
Grassroots Manager, Oklahoma
Adrienne Lynch
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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