Washington Cancer Action Center


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Help us Pass Washington Tobacco-21 now!

95% of smokers start before the age of 21.  Raising the tobacco sale age would help keep cigarettes out of high schools and protect the next generation of Washington youth from addiction, disease and tobacco product 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 12, 2019
Olympia, WA

Join us in Olympia! Join advocates from across Washington as we convene in Olympia for ACS CAN's annual Day at the Capitol. This full day program will educate advocates on ACS CAN's 2019 legislative priorities & provide training on holding a legislative meeting before advocates meet with their elected officials...

State Contacts

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

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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.