Washington Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Help us Pass Washington Tobacco-21 in 2019!

95% of smokers start before the age of 21.  Raising the tobacco sale age would help keep tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, out of high schools and protect the next generation of Washington kids from addiction, disease and tobacco related death.


Latest Updates

November 7, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington voters passed Initiative 1634, which removes local control and eliminates the ability for local governments to pass sugary drink taxes to benefit their communities. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposed this initiative. In response to the election results, Mary McHale, Washington government relations director for ACS

August 9, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington falls short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State

January 10, 2018

2018 Washington State Legislative Priorities Cancer is one of the most preventable and increasingly curable life-threatening diseases – but only if we take the steps necessary to prevent it outright, detect it early, and improve access to care.

Washington Events

February 25, 2019
Olympia, WA

WA 2019 Day At The Capitol Re-scheduled for Feb. 25th: Join Us In Olympia!! Even if you were registered before, please confirm whether you will be joining us on Feb 25th by Re-registering: RESCHEDULED WA ACS CAN DAY AT THE CAPITOL...

September 27, 2019
Seattle, WA

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to [email protected] or 206.674.4187. The ACS CAN Washington State Policy Luncheon is a premiere event that brings together more than 300 leaders from business, academia, health care, government, life sciences, and cancer research communities to support ACS CAN’s mission...

State Contacts

Mary McHale
Government Relations Director
Noe Baker
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy
Alma Gottlieb-McHale
Washington Grassroots Manager

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