Tennessee Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Restore Tobacco Cessation Funding

Tobacco use is a pediatric epidemic. This year alone in Tennessee, 2,600 kids will become new daily smokers as the tobacco industry spends over $292 million on marketing and advertising to entice new youth smokers.

Latest Updates

October 19, 2018
Minnesota, National, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee

We’re getting them on the record. In some of the nation’s most hotly contested races for Congress and governor, ACS CAN volunteers are getting candidates to answer specific questions about top cancer issues. From advocating for more cancer research to supporting improved access to quality, affordable health care, our candidate

October 19, 2018
Minnesota, National, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee

Forums, food and phones. Those are all part of ACS CAN’s highly effective 2018 Cancer Votes campaign. This year, our premiere electoral program is educating candidates about cancer issues in some of the hottest races in the nation, including a top congressional race in New Jersey, as well as statewide

October 5, 2018

Nashville, Tenn. – (Oct. 5, 2018) – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a voter guide that details where the two major candidates for Tennessee’s United States Senate seat stand on three important federal policy issues that affect cancer prevention and treatment. “We want voters to

August 9, 2018

Nashville, TN – August 9, 2019 – Tennessee is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer

Tennessee Events

February 20, 2019
Nashville, TN

Online training will be provided before the event. Location: Tennessee State Capitol Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm Central Time For questions contact Jessica Hyder at [email protected] or (615)341-7332

State Contacts

Jessica Hyder
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy
Emily Ogden
Tennessee Government Relations Director

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