Illinois Cancer Action Center


Action Center

Raise the age of sale of tobacco products to 21.

95% of adults who smoke started before the age of 21.
Please sign our petition asking Illinois lawmakers to support legislation to raise the state sale age of tobacco products to 21.  

Latest Updates

July 4, 2017

The Illinois General Assembly today approved a one-year budget allocating $13.5 million to the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. It now moves to the governor’s desk for further consideration.

May 30, 2017

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives introduced a measure that would reduce physical education classes in public schools to three days a week and allow more student exemptions.

May 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – May 10, 2017 – Approximately 200 cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Illinois State Capitol today and called on the General Assembly to prioritize the nearly 11,000 Illinoisans who will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer in

May 3, 2017

The Village of Maywood recently approved an ordinance to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. Nico Probst, Chicago government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement in response: “We’re thrilled to see Maywood join a growing number of

State Contacts

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

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