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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 $288.9 million on marketing and advertising to entice new youth smokers.

Latest Updates

January 14, 2020

Nashville, TN – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Tennessee. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that

October 3, 2019

Nashville, TN – Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced stage or stage IV breast cancer, affects thousands of families across Tennessee. This stage of breast cancer occurs when cancer spreads beyond the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, lungs, liver and brain. Gov. Bill Lee

September 9, 2019

Knoxville, TN – Michael Holtz was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for his dedicated volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead ACS CAN volunteer

August 1, 2019

Nashville, TN – 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 Incidence and Mortality. “This

Tennessee Events

February 18, 2020
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]

State Contacts

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

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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.