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MA: Please Continue to Support Legislation to Reduce the Impact of Cancer in 2022

This year, the Massachusetts Legislature has the opportunity to prevent cancer, care for patients and their families, and find cures to help end cancer. Take 2 minutes right now and urge your legislators to make the fight against cancer a state priority in 2022!

Latest Updates

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.

February 3, 2020
Massachusetts

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

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

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