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Stop e-cigarette preemption - Senate Floor vote

Big Tobacco and their allies will do anything to fill their pockets at the expense of the health of Tennesseans. Right now, the tobacco industry is trying to pass a law that would prohibit local regulation of e-cigarettes.

Latest Updates

March 30, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – March 30, 2021 –Health advocacy organizations in Tennessee committed to protecting kids from the harmful effects of tobacco products and nicotine addiction call on the legislature to vote no on Senate Bill 1047 and House Bill 705. The below statement is on behalf of the American Cancer

February 25, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state traveled

February 9, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – Today, Gov. Bill Lee released his proposed state operating budget, which includes a 2 million dollar increase in tobacco prevention program funding. 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

January 15, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – Today, Gov. Bill Lee signed the Medicaid block grant waiver into law over patient advocacy groups' objections. Emily Ogden, director of government relations in Tennessee for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. "For months, ACS CAN and

State Contacts

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

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