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Massachusetts Youth Tobacco Prevention Petition

95% of adults who smoke started by the age of 21.  Massachusetts Lawmakers, please take a stand against Big Tobacco by passing legislation that will:

Latest Updates

June 16, 2017
Massachusetts

State Updates ACS CAN Massachusetts will be focusing on the following issues in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session: Comprehensive Youth Tobacco Prevention: Comprehensive tobacco control legislation which would increase the age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21, prohibit sales of tobacco in pharmacies, add electronic-cigarettes

June 16, 2017
Massachusetts

Affordable Care Act Replacement – Support development and enactment of legislation which continues the protections for cancer patients and survivors that guarantee access to adequate and affordable health insurance coverage, and cancer prevention screening and services. In early May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act

January 4, 2017
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

States would likely face increased costs and cancer patients and survivors could face delayed preventive, diagnostic and curative care under alternative Medicaid financing models being considered by Congress. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today sent a letter detailing the organization’s concerns to select governors...

September 6, 2016
Massachusetts

Update on the status of our 2015-2016 Youth Tobacco Prevention Bill

Massachusetts Events

July 27, 2017

Join us the 4th Thursday of the month to find out what's been happening in the cancer advocacy relm. This call, led by our State Lead Volunteer Carol Clark, will focus on what's been happening at the federal and state levels in public policy that has an impact on the...

August 24, 2017

Join us the 4th Thursday of the month to find out what's been happening in the cancer advocacy relm. This call, led by our State Lead Volunteer Carol Clark, will focus on what's been happening at the federal and state levels in public policy that has an impact on the...

State Contacts

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

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