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Show your support to Protect South Dakota Kids from Big Tobacco.

Show your support to protect South Dakota kids from Big Tobacco. 


Latest Updates

October 2, 2018
South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D. (Oct. 1, 2018) — The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, South Dakota State Medical Association, American Lung Association, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today publicly announce their support of IM25, an initiated measure on the November ballot that would raise tobacco taxes by

August 9, 2018
South Dakota

“Our state doesn’t hold up very well in this report,” said David W. Benson, ACS CAN government relations director for South Dakota.

March 20, 2018
South Dakota

The 2018 South Dakota Legislative Session ended on March 9 with 570 bills introduced. This was a significant increase from the 388 introduced in 2017 and 418 in 2016. The ACS CAN South Dakota team worked on many issues that will assist in the fight against cancer. Some key highlights

February 6, 2018
South Dakota

Five hundred kids become new daily smokers in South Dakota every year. That means every day tobacco finds its way to children in our state. Every day, a child starts a lifetime of deadly addiction that increases their risk for cancer, heart disease, a host of debilitating conditions and early

South Dakota Events

January 30, 2019
Pierre, SD

Save the date! Join us for our Day at the Capitol where we will meet with lawmakers about issues that are important to cancer survivors and their families. More information will be provided as the date approaches.

State Contacts

Carmyn Egge
Grassroots Manager of South Dakota
David W. Benson
Government Relations Director
Jennifer Amundson
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.