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February 15, 2022
West Virginia

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Kristy Young CHARLESTON, W. Va. – “Today, Sen. Tom Takubo introduced legislation to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.50 per pack with a parallel tax on all other tobacco products. This is an important step

January 12, 2022
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va . – As lawmakers dive into the 2022 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize increasing tobacco control funding and raising the state’s tobacco taxes which will ease the burden of cancer in West Virginia.

November 17, 2021
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. VA . – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s 46th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all West Virginia residents by implementing strong tobacco control legislation. Nearly 70% of people who currently smoke cigarettes want

April 15, 2021
West Virginia

Throughout the West Virginia legislative session, our cancer advocates made their voices heard on our ACS CAN priorities. 42 letters to the editor and news articles were published in newspapers across West Virginia 132 emails were sent to lawmakers 640 phone calls were made to lawmaker offices Their efforts assisted

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

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