Oregon Cancer Action Center


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Thank you Oregon Governor Brown for fighting big tobacco

If you didn’t already know, Oregon isn’t exactly leading the nation in the fight against big tobacco. When it comes to tobacco taxes we’re ranked 31st in the nation. On top of that, tobacco accounts for $1.54 billion in health care costs in our state!

Latest Updates

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

August 22, 2017
Maine, New Jersey, Oregon

In less than a month, three states – Maine , New Jersey and Oregon – have enacted laws that prohibit the selling of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Smoking rates have declined in recent years, but the use

August 9, 2017

On August 9, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law legislation that will raise the state's age of sale for all tobacco products to age 21, making Oregon the fifth state to increase the tobacco sales age.

Oregon Events

February 18, 2019
Salem, OR

We need your help to bring the fight against cancer to our lawmakers! Join Oregonians from across the state who are passionate about putting an end to cancer on February 18th, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

State Contacts

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

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