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47,000 West Virginia kids alive today will  ultimately lose their lives prematurely from tobacco if nothing is done. 

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Latest Updates

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

March 4, 2021
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – This statement can be attributed to six of the leading health advocacy organizations in West Virginia: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and West Virginia Think Kids. “Today, the state legislature passed

February 16, 2021
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed legislation that would take away local health departments’ authority to take action on smoke-free air ordinances and other public health policies. The following is a statement from Kristy Young, West Virginia government relations director for the

December 11, 2020
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – As lawmakers were finishing up the legislative session this past spring, they continued to think about 12,380 West Virginians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) again thanks to the legislature for passing and

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy 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.