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True Cost of Tobacco SC

Increasing the tobacco tax will: improve public health, decrease the cost of health care, and generate revenue for critical unmet needs in our state.  Let’s reduce the toll of tobacco on our families by increasing the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. 

Latest Updates

November 15, 2018
South Carolina

Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 43 rd annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of South Carolina residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation.

August 9, 2018
South Carolina

South Carolina is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

April 27, 2018
South Carolina

Beth Johnson, government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, praises the South Carolina Legislature for passing a bill to create a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee and she urges Gov. McMaster to sign the bill into law.

February 15, 2018
South Carolina

Columbia, SC–February 15, 2018– This statement can be attributed to Beth Johnson, director of government relations in South Carolina for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “Representative Mary Gail Douglas and Representative Ray Felder with co-sponsors Representative Robert Ridgeway and Representative Bruce Bryant, introduced a bill yesterday

South Carolina Events

February 5, 2019
Columbia, SC

Come and spend the day with ACS CAN at the State House! We are hosting our 2019 Day at the State House & Suits and Sneakers on Feb.5th and we want you to join us! We will be working on some new and exciting legislation this year.

June 19, 2019
Columbia, SC

Our January 19th training is just around the corner! We want you to take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. Join us for an afternoon of camaraderie, food, information and hands-on advocacy. As the temperature outside decreases,...

State Contacts

Beth Johnson
South Carolina Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy
Carrie Morphis
South Carolina Grassroots Manager

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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.