ACS CAN is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.
Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor's office. Instead, they are made by your state legislature, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.
Late last week, the Oregon legislature introduced HB 3090 which would end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products, including cigars, hookah, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
PORTLAND – Both candidates for Oregon’s Congressional District 5, Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Lori Chavez-DeRemer, have publicly stated their positions on how, if elected, they would work to make cancer a national priority. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is contacting federal and state candidates across the
Portland, OR . – Yesterday, Washington County Circuit Court ruled against an existing ordinance to end the sale of flavored tobacco in the county. The following can be attributed to Jamie Dunphy, Oregon director of government relations for ACS CAN: “This decision by the Circuit Court against Washington County’s
Tonight Washington County voters said yes to protecting youth from the dangers of tobacco use. Voters defeated Measure 34-314, an attempt by tobacco manufacturers and retailers led by Plain Pantry, to halt implementation of a law that ends the sale of flavored tobacco products in Washington County. By defeating this measure, Washington County remains the only county in Oregon to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society will host their annual policy forum, a premier event that brings together leaders from the business, education, government, and research communities.