Cancer Prevention Actions


We support continued funding for SHIP to help Minnesota communities fight the damaging effects of obesity and tobacco and remove barriers to healthy living.


Congress should expand funding for a program that provides lifesaving mammograms and pap tests to thousands of American women each year. Ask Congress to prioritize funding for these lifesaving cancer screenings.


Being overweight or obese is the number one cancer risk for people who don't use tobacco.


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New Mexico

People who use tanning devices before age 35 increase their lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent. Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer among young women and the third leading cancer among 25 to 29 year olds – many of whom started using indoor tanning devices before they turned 18. It's time for lawmakers in New Mexico to protect kids from indoor tanning devices.

New Mexico

Thanks to the efforts of ACS CAN advocates like you, the Legislature is seriously considering raising the tax on tobacco products and sending it to the Governor for her signature before the session ends this Saturday. A $1.50 tax on tobacco products not only brings in additional revenue, it will save taxpayers money in healthcare costs and save the lives of 7,300 New Mexicans. We are so close to raising the tax on tobacco, but we can’t do it without you.


Your story is what drives our work. Tell us why access to breast and cervical cancer screening programs matter