South Carolina Cancer Action Center


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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

May 15, 2019
South Carolina

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of South Carolinians touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease.

February 5, 2019
South Carolina

Today, the front steps of the South Carolina State House were covered in sneakers to remind lawmakers to protect teen health by raising the cigarette tax by $1.50 and prohibiting teens under 18 from using indoor tanning devices.

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.

South Carolina Events

August 13, 2019
Columbia, SC

Where does our state stand on critical issues affecting cancer patients and survivors? Laws passed at the state and local level help to improve the lives of patients and survivors. Join us to learn more about the work of ACS CAN, and the critical role advocates play in the fight against cancer.

State Contacts

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

Share Your Story

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.