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HUGE WIN: Step Therapy Bill Signed Into Law!

During the evening of Tuesday, November 1st, Governor Charlie Baker signed the step therapy and patient protection bill into law. This is a huge win for patients in Massachusetts! Take a minute to thank Governor Baker for signing the bill into law.

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January 21, 2022
Massachusetts

Kate Weissman State Lead Ambassador Kate Weissman is a five-year Stage 2B cervical cancer survivor. She has been a part of ACS CAN, serving as the ACT Lead for Congressional District 7, since October 2018. She is dedicated to educating people about cervical cancer and tackling the issue

January 5, 2022
Massachusetts

A newly released, first of its kind study by the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows that Massachusetts’ law ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol flavored cigarettes, implemented in June 2020, tremendously decreased menthol and all (menthol and nonflavored) cigarette sales in the state.

September 17, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Massachusetts Rep. Danielle Gregoire and Massachusetts Sen. John Keenan each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the fight against cancer. Both were recognized for

May 29, 2020
Massachusetts

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.

State Contacts

Marc Hymovitz
Massachusetts Government Relations Director
Julia Seremba
Grassroots Manager
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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