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Menthol Helps the poison go down

Did you know that the menthol in cigarettes isn’t there just to mask the harsh taste and smell of tobacco?

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November 13, 2019
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted in support of legislation that would prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. It would also tax e-cigarettes at 75% of wholesale and improve access to cessation

November 12, 2019
Massachusetts

BOSTON - Today the House Ways and Means Committee has released legislation that would prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. It would also tax e-cigarettes at 75% of wholesale and improve access to cessation services.

September 24, 2019
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has declared e-cigarettes a “public health emergency” and has enacted a ban on the sale of e-cigarette products in Massachusetts. The following can be attributed to Marc Hymovitz, Massachusetts director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN): “ACS CAN

September 19, 2019
Massachusetts

Link to letter online To the editor: As a concerned healthcare worker and volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I am writing to stress the alarming increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in middle and high school students. In 2011, 1.5 percent

Massachusetts Events

June 15, 2020
Cambridge, MA

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. Conquering cancer is as much a matter of public policy as it is scientific discovery. Whether...

State Contacts

Melissa Stacy
Grassroots Manager, Massachusetts
Marc Hymovitz
Massachusetts Government Relations Director
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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