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Tobacco 21 is an important issue as nationally 95% of adult who smoke start before they turn 21.  This time-period is when the brain is fully developing, including the parts responsible for decision making, impulse control, sensation seeking, and susceptibility to peer pressure.

Latest Updates

May 6, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – May 6, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) acknowledges Gov. Bill Lee and the legislature for including $2 million dollars of funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the final budget, but says the program needs more funding to get back

April 16, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – April 16, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) acknowledges Gov. Bill Lee for including $2 million in funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in his supplemental budget amendment, but says the program needs more funding to get back to its

February 25, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – February 25, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Sen. Shane Reeves and Rep. Bob Ramsey for introducing legislation that will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products including electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21. Emily Ogden, director of government

February 20, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – February 20, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Tennessee State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 37,350 Tennesseans who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

Tennessee Events

July 23, 2019
Franklin, TN

We are hosting our first ever members only ACS CAN Happy Hour. This will be a time to network with other members, hear from legislators about the 2019 session, and learn more about what 2020 holds. You don’t want to miss this no-cost event. Space is limited so register now...

August 12, 2019
Knoxville, TN

We are hosting our first ever members only Meet & Greet. This will be a time to network with other members, tour a local cancer center, and meet with members of Congress. You don’t want to miss this no-cost event. Space is limited so register now. If you are not...

August 12, 2019
Knoxville, TN

We are hosting our first ever members only Meet & Greet. This will be a time to network with other members, tour a local cancer center, and meet with members of Congress. You don’t want to miss this no-cost event. Space is limited so register now. If you are not...

State Contacts

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

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