Maine Cancer Action Center


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Protect Maine's Kids From Tobacco

Nearly 1 in 4 high school students, including nearly 40% of 18-year-olds, have used some form of tobacco in the past 30 days. 27,000 Maine kids alive today will die prematurely from smoking if we don't act now.

Latest Updates

December 13, 2017

AUGUSTA – December 13, 2017 – Earlier today, The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and Truth Initiative released the 19 th annual Broken Promises to Our Children

November 8, 2017

AUGUSTA - Yesterday, Maine voters cast their ballots in support of Question 2, which moves to increase access to health care for low-income state residents. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the passage of this initiative. The following statement can be attributed to Hilary Schneider, director

August 22, 2017
Maine, New Jersey, Oregon

In less than a month, three states – Maine , New Jersey and Oregon – have enacted laws that prohibit the selling of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Smoking rates have declined in recent years, but the use

August 2, 2017

AUGUSTA – Today, the Maine legislature took steps toward saving lives and protecting kids from a lifetime of addiction by overriding Governor LePage’s veto a measure raising the sales age for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21 (LD1170). The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds

Maine Events

February 13, 2018
Augusta, ME

Maine ACS CAN's Day at the Capitol is a time for those of us whose lives have been impacted by cancer to come together in Augusta from all parts of the state to share our stories and talk with our elected officials about making the fight against cancer a priority...

State Contacts

Chris Feeney
Maine Grassroots Manager
Hilary Schneider
Maine Director Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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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.