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Sign the petition: Protect Rhode Island kids from the health risks of tobacco!

The tobacco industry spends $26.7 million each year, about $25 per Rhode Island resident every year to market their deadly products in our state. And yet, Rhode Island spends less than 35 cents per resident, less than the cost of a postage stamp, to help tobacco users quit and prevent kids from starting.

Latest Updates

December 3, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin has been recognized by the Rhode Island branch of the American Cancer Society for her efforts to ban anyone who is under 18 years old from using an indoor tanning bed. Goodwin sponsored a new law which prohibits the use of

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) -- Josue Flores's story of survival was just one of many shared at the Cancer Research Breakfast in Providence Friday morning. Patients, physicians and public health advocates

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted its annual Cancer Research Breakfast earlier today at the Roger Williams Park Casino. The event featured leaders in public health and cancer treatment who discussed the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer. More than 175 people attended the breakfast, including patients, physicians and public health advocates in the state.

October 2, 2018
Rhode Island

Ethan Hartley from the Warwick Beacon interviews ACS CAN volunteer Ethel Ricci about her Leadership Summit & Lobby day journey.

State Contacts

Cori Chandler
Grassroots Manager
Robert Dulski
Government Relations Director
Amber Hillman Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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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.