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Pledge to vote YES in November to increase the cost of tobacco and save lives!

Joining a diverse group of patient advocates, anti-smoking activists, nurses, doctors, and health care providers forming the Oregonians for a Smoke Free Tomorrow, ACS CAN is calling for you to pledge to vote YES on IN-402.

Latest Updates

February 27, 2020

SALEM, Ore.— Cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones convened at the State Capitol today, February 27, for the annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol, hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). February is National Cancer Prevention Month and the group spent the day-long event

February 12, 2020

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, has committed $50,000 to the ballot campaign to increase the price of cigarettes and establish Oregon's first-ever tax on e-cigarettes on the November ballot.

October 23, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. —Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, and this year tobacco use will kill roughly 5,500 Oregonians. Tobacco use causes nearly 30% of all cancer deaths. The financial costs of tobacco to the state is substantial through health care costs and lost economic productivity, and the

August 1, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon gets mixed results for implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to

Oregon Events

November 20, 2020
Portland, OR

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society will host their annual policy luncheon, a premiere event that brings together leaders from the business, education, government and research communities. This year’s event will focus on the health disparities which lead to increased rates of cancer among marginalized and underrepresented communities and the public policy solutions required to reduce address the cost and burden of 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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