Virginia Cancer Action Center


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Virginians at risk of being underinsured

Governor Northam has vetoed four bills that would put Virginians at risk of being underinsured. Two of these bills would even allow insurance companies to once again discriminate against people with cancer and other pre-existing conditions.

Latest Updates

February 22, 2019

Governor Northam has signed a bill into law that will prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Although ACS CAN applauds our state legislators for their desire to prevent kids from using tobacco, we did not support this legislation. ACS CAN's work on this

February 13, 2019

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a letter to the editor that was submitted by ACS CAN Volunteer Mary Baker. Her letter states that "all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, should be regulated in the same manner, in the same place in the code, and in accordance with evidence-based best practices."

January 23, 2019

Volunteers from across Virginia visited the State Capitol on January 21 in an effort to make their voices heard in the fight against cancer! The day began with a legislative briefing that included a visit from State Delegate Glenn Davis. The volunteers then conducted individual meetings with their state legislators

January 23, 2019

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed an opEd written by Brian Donohue, director of government relations in Virginia, that addresses ACS CAN's concerns with the recently proposed state legislation that would increase the age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. Read the opEd in its entirety at:

State Contacts

Ann Vaughan
Grassroots Manager
Brian Donohue
Virginia Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy

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