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Help Our Youth Make Healthier Drink Choices

Sugary drinks, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages, are the leading source of added sugar, and one of the leading sources of added calories in Americans’ diets.  The American Cancer Society’s nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention recommend reducing consumption of added sugars and, in particular, sugary drinks.

Latest Updates

May 29, 2020

BOSTON – Last November, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that 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 also taxed e-cigarettes at 75% of wholesale and improves access to cessation services.

February 3, 2020

BOSTON – On Friday, Gov. Baker announced a fiscal year 2020 supplemental budget which includes $2 million to address the widespread use of e-cigarettes in the Commonwealth, through a multipronged approach of prevention, intervention and awareness. The additional funding would also help with implementation of the recently passed landmark new

January 23, 2020

BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has officially proclaimed January “Cervical Cancer Awareness Month” in Massachusetts. The proclamation was issued at the request of Charlestown’s Kate Weissman, a cervical cancer survivor and advocacy volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “Over 4,000 women in the U.S. each

December 30, 2019

Cambridge, MA - Medway’s Alice L. Pomponio has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society (ACS). As a member of the Board, Ms. Pomponio will provide leadership and guidance for ACS CAN,

Massachusetts Events

October 22, 2020

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. CANCER HASN'T STOPPED. So neither have we. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and...

State Contacts

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

Share Your Story

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.