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We asked the major candidates in our state’s U.S House races if they would support policies to prevent cancer, and support cancer patients and survivors in Oregon.

Latest Updates

September 20, 2022
Oregon

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

May 17, 2022
Oregon

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.

April 26, 2022
Oregon

As ballots are mailed out starting Wednesday, April 27, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges Washington County voters to protect youth from Big Tobacco by voting “no” on Measure 34-314, which would repeal the county’s ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products. Last year, Washington County became the first county in Oregon to end the sale of flavored tobacco, and now the tobacco industry is funding the campaign to try and overturn this law.

November 2, 2021
Oregon

BEAVERTON, Ore.—Nov. 2, 2021—Today, the Washington County Commissioners passed an ordinance to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes, making them the first county in Oregon to pass a flavored tobacco policy. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) was one

Oregon Events

October 12, 2022
Beaverton, OR

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. This year’s event will mark the official launch of the Oregon Cancer Caucus.

State Contacts

Kari Hampton
Grassroots Manager
Jamie Dunphy
Government Relations Director
Noe Streetman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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