Oregon Cancer Action Center


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END Big Tobacco's Grip on Oregon

Oregon has a problem youth in our state are under contestant attack from the Big Tobacco and e-cigarette industry. It is estimated the industry spends $115 million annually to addict today's youth to be tomorrow's smoker.

Latest Updates

April 10, 2019

SALEM, Ore.— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to support a proposed tobacco tax increase that will help reduce tobacco use, save lives, lower health care costs and raise revenue. At a public hearing on April 10 and April 11, cancer advocates will

January 29, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore.— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Oregon lawmakers to prioritize and pass a $2 per pack cigarette tax increase with an equivalent increase on all other tobacco products including electronic cigarettes in the 2019 session. Governor Kate Brown’s 2019 budget includes this tobacco tax

October 17, 2018

On Friday, October 26, ACS CAN will host its annual policy forum in Oregon. This year's event focuses on the pressing issues surrounding the cost of breast cancer across different types of insurance.

August 9, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon falls short in implementing policies and passing legislation to reduce cancer and fight tobacco use, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual report "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State

Oregon Events

June 6, 2019
Salem, OR

A Celebration of Cancer Survivors On June 6 th , 2019 , the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network invites you to join us in celebration of public policy victories leading to increased survivorship among Oregonians. At 5:30 PM we'll begin with dors d'oeuvres and wine before a short program...

October 25, 2019
Portland, OR

Join us for our annual Healthcare Policy Forum which will highlight the cost of cancer. This event brings together Oregon's key leaders and decision makers in buisness, medical research, cancer care, health policy, and government to focus on actions elected leaders can take to end the fight against cancer.

State Contacts

Audrey Miller
Grassroots Manager
Christopher Friend
Government Relations Director
Noe Baker
Senior Specialist of Media Advocacy
Western Region

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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.