Kansas Cancer Action Center


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$1.50 Cigarette Tax Increase Makes Dollars and Sense

A $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax increase would prevent 16,200 Kansas children from becoming smokers, prompt 20,000 adult smokers to quit, and generate $111.16 million in annual state revenue.

Latest Updates

January 11, 2017

In response to Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase cigarette tax by $1 per pack and raise the tax on other tobacco products from 10 percent to 20 percent, a broad coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued a joint statement.

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

Kansas Events

February 7, 2017
Topeka, KS

Join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and 100 other cancer advocates for the 2017 Kansas Day at the Capitol on February 7, 2017 in Topeka! Sharing your story or cancer experience with a lawmaker is one of the best ways to educate and influence decision makers. We need...

State Contacts

Jordan Rickabaugh
Kansas Grassroots Manager
Hilary Gee
Kansas Government Relations Director
Adrienne Lynch
Sr. Specialist/Media Advocacy

Share Your Story

Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.