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Protect Ohio Kids from Smoking

The use of tobacco products remains the number one cause of preventable death and is responsible for over 30% of cancer deaths in Ohio. Raising the Ohio cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack would prevent 50,300 Ohio kids from becoming adult smokers.

Latest Updates

January 30, 2017
Ohio

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michelle Zimmerman American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Phone: 740.525.9577 (cell) E-mail: Michelle.Zimmerman@cancer.org Ohio Health Advocacy Organizations React to Governor’s Budget Columbus, Ohio – January 30, 2017 – This statement can be attributed to five of the leading health advocacy organizations: American Cancer

January 30, 2017
Ohio

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michelle Zimmerman American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Phone: 740.525.9577 (cell) E-mail: Michelle.Zimmerman@cancer.org Ohio Health Advocacy Organizations React to Governor’s Budget Columbus, Ohio – January 30, 2017 – This statement can be attributed to five of the leading health advocacy organizations: American Cancer

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...

December 14, 2016
Ohio

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Michelle Zimmerman American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network 740.525.9577 (cell) michelle.zimmerman@cancer.org ACS CAN Praises Columbus’s Increase in Tobacco Sales Age to 21; Urge Other Localities to Follow Suit Columbus, OH – December 12, 2016 – The Columbus City Council passed a measure today

Ohio Events

April 5, 2017
Columbus, OH

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host their annual Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 5th. The day will feature meetings with your State Senator and State Representative, updates on current federal and state legislative priorities and how to further your involvement with ACS CAN...

State Contacts

Lauren Coatoam
Ohio Grassroots Manager
Andrea Perlman Britcher
Ohio Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Sr. Specialist/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.