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Youth tobacco use is rising and e-cigarettes are the main culprit, according to the CDC. Teenage e-cigarette users are 4 times more likely to start using tobacco products.

Latest Updates

March 12, 2019
Vermont

MONTPELIER, VT – Mar. 12, 2019 – Tim Kavanagh of South Burlington is a colorectal cancer survivor. He is now committed to ensuring that others have the resources they need to prevent, diagnose, and cure a colorectal cancer diagnosis, advocating with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

January 28, 2019
Vermont

MONTPELIER, VT – January 25, 2019 – Governor Phil Scott presented his state budget to the state legislature Thursday. In his budget address, Governor Scott proposed to tax e-cigarettes at the same rate as on other tobacco products, which is 92 percent of the wholesale price. The 2017 Youth

May 23, 2018
Vermont

MONTPELIER – May 23, 2018 – Vermont has made great headway in tackling the problem of tobacco, but it is far from solved. Tobacco is still the number one cause of preventable death nationwide. As the budget debate simmers in Montpelier this week, the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont

March 19, 2018
Vermont

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has named award winning broadcast journalist Jennifer Costa, of Burlington, as Vermont government relations director. In this post, Costa will oversee advocacy efforts promoting evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

Vermont Events

April 16, 2019
Montpelier, VT

ACS CAN Vermont Day at the Statehouse brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates from across the state to speak with their lawmakers about issues important to cancer patients and their families. Join us in Montpelier on April 16th to share your cancer story and urge lawmakers to support legislation...

State Contacts

Jennifer Costa
Vermont Government Relations Director
Natalie Cullen Shurtleff
Grassroots Manager
Marc Kaplan
Senior Specialist, Division Media Advocacy

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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.