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August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) annual state-by-state report released today finds a majority of bills introduced in 2019 to combat youth tobacco use by raising the age of sale for tobacco to 21 were co-opted by the tobacco industry.

August 1, 2019

Alabama is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

August 1, 2019

Iowa continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Iowa failed to measure up to policy recommendations in nearly all areas of tobacco control, including cigarette taxes. 

August 1, 2019

Wisconsin continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Wisconsin still lags behind on tobacco control policies. 

Media Contacts

Alissa Crispino
Vice President, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Allison Miller
Director, Media Advocacy
Washington, DC
Mike VanDenHeuvel
Senior Media Advocacy Manager
Washington, DC

Media Campaigns

ACS CAN's May 2019 video campaign highlights the potentially dangerous impact proposed changes to Medicare Part D’s six protected classes could have on cancer patients’ access to lifesaving medications. Cancer survivors Jenn and Mariah share their concerns about how these proposed changes could affect their ability to access and afford their prescriptions.