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Increase funding to protect our kids from tobacco

Tobacco use is a pediatric epidemic. This year alone in Tennessee, 125,000 kids will become new daily smokers as the tobacco industry spends $283.6 million on marketing and advertising to entice new youth smokers.

Latest Updates

November 19, 2020

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society’s 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco control

October 13, 2020

Nashville, TN – Today, Nissan Stadium officials announced that the stadium will reopen for the Tennessee Titans home opener as a smoke-free facility. Emily Ogden, director of government relations in Tennessee for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization

September 18, 2020

Knoxville, TN – With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a bright light on the importance of affordable and accessible health insurance coverage, Medicaid continues to be a central topic of discussion among public health advocates, hospital and health systems administrators, community leaders and state lawmakers. Now that conversation continues in

September 15, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer

State Contacts

Jessica Hyder
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Emily Ogden
Tennessee Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy 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.