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February 21, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer came together at the State Capitol in Frankfort to advocate for cancer-fighting legislation, Thursday, February 20, 2020. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people impacted by

February 18, 2020
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer came together at the State Capitol in Nashville to advocate for cancer-fighting legislation today, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people impacted

February 10, 2020
National

The administration released its FY21 budget today which contains significant cuts to health care programs. If implemented, the cuts could leave millions more Americans uninsured and unable to access comprehensive health coverage and stall medical research essential to preventing, detecting and treating cancer.

February 5, 2020
West Virginia

Charleston, W. Va. – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer came together at the State Capitol in Charleston to advocate for cancer-fighting legislation today, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people

February 5, 2020
Connecticut

HARTFORD - In his budget message today, Gov. Lamont called for several tobacco control provisions, including restricting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes, including menthol, in Connecticut. However, his proposal did not restrict the sale of other flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and fruit and candy flavored

February 4, 2020
Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. —Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address to the Pennsylvania state legislature today. The budget maintains funding for the state tobacco control programs, which help people who smoke quit and prevent young people from starting. It also includes level funding for cancer screening at approximately $2.5 million. American

February 3, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – On Friday, Gov. Baker announced a fiscal year 2020 supplemental budget which includes $2 million to address the widespread use of e-cigarettes in the Commonwealth, through a multipronged approach of prevention, intervention and awareness. The additional funding would also help with implementation of the recently passed landmark new

January 16, 2020
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO – January 15, 2020 – Eleven thousand Missourians will die this year from smoking-related diseases. And while Missouri has one of the highest adult smoking rates in the nation, Governor Mike Parson revealed that the state budget allocates virtually no additional funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

January 14, 2020
Ohio

Columbus, Ohio – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Ohio. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that Ohio can do