Illinois Cancer Action Center


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Ask Illinois lawmakers to support Tobacco 21 legislation

The time is NOW for Tobacco 21 in Illinois.  More than 5,700 young people in our state become new daily smokers every single year.  Help urge our lawmakers to raise the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21.

Latest Updates

April 17, 2018

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers Roger Crawford, of Washington, and Simona White, of Springfield, deliver more than 2,000 petitions to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday, April 17.

April 11, 2018
Illinois, Missouri

Nearly ninety cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates from across the state traveled to the Missouri State Capitol today to call on the General Assembly to make cancer a top legislative priority. Coaches from four state colleges joined volunteers in representation of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

April 7, 2018
Illinois, Kansas

Today, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill to improve quality of life for patients with serious, long-term illnesses through expanded access to palliative care. Hilary Gee, Kansas government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the following statement in response:

February 1, 2018
Illinois, West Virginia

Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the West Virginia State Capitol today and called on the Legislature to prioritize the 12,110 West Virginians who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018.

Illinois Events

May 9, 2018
Springfield, IL

Join advocates from across the state on Wednesday, May 9th as we gather in Springfield for our Day at the Capitol with the goal to pass Tobacco 21 in Illinois. Together with our partners at the American Heart Association, American Lung Association and the Respiratory Health Association we will descend upon the Capitol for our annual Suits & Sneakers event and unite our VOICES to be heard loud and clear on raising the age of Tobacco products in Illinois from 18 to 21.

State Contacts

Shana Crews
Illinois Government Relations Director
Maggie Osborne
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Tracy Lytwyn
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy

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