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Gov. Bill Lee included $2 million in funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in his supplemental budget, but the program needs more funding.

Latest Updates

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

December 19, 2018
Tennessee

The 2019 Tennessee state legislative session is right around the corner. This year we have a new governor and many new lawmakers that will be sworn in on January 8th. We have the opportunity to educate these members and the returning members on how state policies will affect cancer patients,

State Contacts

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

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