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Why not in Tennessee?

Cities and counties in Tennessee are restricted from placing regulations on tobacco and smoking that are stronger than state law. This means that even if a county or municipality recognizes the need to protect its citizens from the hazards of secondhand smoke by limiting smoking in public spaces, parks, pools, and playgrounds, it cannot.

Latest Updates

November 30, 2017
Tennessee

With the fate of thousands of cancer patients at stake, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Americans for Tax Fairness, Healthcare Alliance and Forward Tennessee united today at the American Cancer Society’s Knoxville office to urge lawmakers to vote no on health care repeal in the tax

November 14, 2017
Tennessee

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its annual policy forum today at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville featuring national and local experts who discussed policy initiatives that can help reduce cancer risk and improve cancer outcomes for Tennesseans by encouraging healthy eating and active living.

September 20, 2017
Tennessee

ACS CAN sent a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to oppose the proposed Graham-Cassidy legislation because it completely fails to protect cancer patients and millions of other Americans who would lose their coverage and access to affordable health care.

May 10, 2017
Tennessee

Yesterday, the Tennessee Legislature passed SB 1170 that will establish a state task force on palliative care and quality of life. Palliative care can provide better quality of life for cancer patients, and those with other chronic diseases, and their families by focusing on relieving the pain, stress and other

Tennessee Events

February 20, 2018
Nashville, TN

The annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's Day at the Capitol event brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates all across Tennessee who all share the same goal of making fighting cancer a priority.

February 20, 2018
Nashville, TN

The annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's Day at the Capitol event brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates all across Tennessee who all share the same goal of making fighting cancer a priority.

State Contacts

Jessica Brooks
Tennessee Grassroots Manager
Lynn Williams
Tennessee Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
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.