West Virginia Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

May 24, 2023
West Virginia

E-cigarette aerosol poses potential risk to people who smoke and people who do not smoke. The most recent Surgeon General’s report concluded that “e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful constituents, including nicotine." 35.7% of West Virginia, high school students use e-cigarettes. West Virginia can and must do better. The solution: investing $16.5 million in tobacco prevention and cessation in West Virginia to reduce tobacco use, protect kids, and save lives.

April 24, 2023
West Virginia

200 cancer patients, survivors and family members made the trip to the nation’s capital to urge lawmakers to fund childhood cancer programs. One of those voices and stories that will be heard is 13-year-old Maidsville, West Virginia resident, and childhood cancer survivor, Larkin Coker. Read more at wboy.com .

March 16, 2023
West Virginia

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is disappointed that lawmakers chose Big Tobacco over the health of West Virginians in the state budget.

March 2, 2023
West Virginia

The West Virginia House introduced a budget that fails to prioritize reducing West Virginia’s high tobacco burden.

State Contacts

Doug Hogan
Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Associate Director, Regional Media Advocacy
Katie Rose Garden
Grassroots Manager, Kentucky and West Virginia

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