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February 12, 2020
Oregon

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, has committed $50,000 to the ballot campaign to increase the price of cigarettes and establish Oregon's first-ever tax on e-cigarettes on the November ballot.

February 12, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2020 – Over 50 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Atlanta today to meet with Georgia lawmakers about the need to increase the state’s low tobacco tax to $1.87 per pack of cigarettes, accompanied with an

February 12, 2020
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – Capitol staff, lawmakers and cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) wore suits and sneakers on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the South Dakota Capitol. This annual event draws attention the detrimental effect cancer has on patients, survivors and their loved ones.

February 12, 2020
California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today introduced a bill that will allow cancer patients to donate their unused oral anti-cancer medications to patients in need. Senate Bill 983 will provide relief to cancer patients who cannot afford or experience delays in receiving their medication. The program will

February 11, 2020
National

Washington, D.C. – February 11, 2020 – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers will head to Capitol Hill today to ask Congress to act to end deaths from cervical cancer globally. Through dedicating a portion of U.S. global health funding to improve access to preventive vaccinations, screenings

February 11, 2020
Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – February is a month to love and appreciate our friends and family. The Wyoming Legislature can give a lovely Valentine’s gift to the citizens of Wyoming by passing a significant tobacco tax increase. It will mean more memories with the ones we love. A tax increase will

February 11, 2020

They were there to make a point. And they couldn’t have been more clear. Where you live should not determine if you live. On a gray, rainy day in Washington, D.C., 12 ACS CAN volunteers from across the county met with their members of Congress and laid out the path

February 11, 2020
National

Washington, D.C.—This week the House Education and Labor and Ways and Means Committees are set to mark-up legislation that would exempt patients from having to pay surprise medical bills in most circumstances. Surprise medical bills are bills that result from a patient unexpectedly receiving care or a service from an

February 10, 2020
Maryland

The following statement can be attributed to Jocelyn Collins, Maryland Government Relations Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN): “The scope of Comptroller Franchot’s proposal is far too limited—as this issue doesn’t just start and end with some e-cigarettes. We need to pass HB3/SB233 to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Maryland, including flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. If passed, this bill would end the sale of all flavored tobacco products including electronic smoking devices (often called e-cigarettes), menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco.