State House News Services Reports on E-Cig Bill, Cites Tobacco Free Mass Statement and Push to Get HB3726 Out of Committee
posted July 16, 2014
Tobacco Free Mass
Executive Director, Tami Gouveia, releases statement, calls on Legislature to Pass HB3726 out of Health Care Financing Committee. HB3726 will protect youth from e-cigarette sales and addiction and protect the public's health from exposures to toxins in
posted July 16, 2014
Receives MPHA's Alfred Frechette Award for promoting social justice through innovative policy, programs, and partnerships. Work fighting tobacco industry tactics and pushing for tobacco-free campus policies cited as major accomplishments.
Tami Gouveia (center), pictured with Ray Considine of Health Resources in Action and TFM Member, and Rebekah Gewirtz of MPHA
June 6, 2014
Posted June 9, 2014
Our Work to Increase Funding for Tobacco Prevention, Enforcement, and Cessation Continues
While we were not successful in getting amendment #783 in the House Budget to increase tobacco prevention and cessation funding to $9 million we will continue our efforts with the Senate. Contact Tami firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be more involved.
Posted May 1, 2014
FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Non-Premimum Cigars
News released on April 25, 2014 indicates the FDA's intention to regulate e-cigarettes and non-premium cigars thorugh the Tobacco Control Act. This is mostly good news as e-cigarette manufacturers will need to report product ingredients, will be prohibited from selling products to minors, and are to be classified as a tobacco product. Left out of the deeming regulations is a ban on flavors and prohibitions on t.v. advertising and marketing to youth. The public heas 75 days to weigh in on these regulations. To learn more go to:
posted April 29, 2014
Congressional Report on
e-Cigarette Marketing to Kids Released
Out of growing concern over the rise in e-cigarette use among kids and teens, several Congressional Members launched an investigation into the marketing and promotional activities of eight e-cigarette manufacturers. It is clear that many of the tactics that were used by the tobacco industry to lure kids to their products (now outlawed) are bing used by e-cigarette manufacturers to entice young adults and youth to try their products, putting them at risk for health effects and future addiction. Click here for the full report.
Posted April 22, 2014
Legislative Briefing on Prohibiting the Sale of Tobacco Products in Pharmacies
L to R: Dr. Alan Woodward (TFM chair), Tami Gouveia (TFM ED), Representative Garballey, Representative Farley-Bouvier, Dr. Troyen Brennan (CMO of CVS Caremark)
Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting our Second Annual Celebration and Fundraiser
Silver Sponsors: DentaQuest Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Medical Society; Bronze Sponsors: Legal Sea Foods, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and Health Resources in Action.
Photo by Gail
Thank you CVS!
CVS has taken the lead in putting the health of its customers before profits from the sale of tobacco products.
Click here for our official statement.
Legislative Briefing Educates Lawmakers on E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
Kevin O'Flaherty of Tobacco Free Kids presents tactics the tobacco industry uses to hook a new generation on tobacco and nicotine products
Over 120 participate in Becoming Tobacco-Free Symposium
Worcester Telegram and Gazette Coverage
Dr. Koh Op-Ed
Tobacco Free Mass to host
A Symposium for Massachusetts Colleges and Universities and Partners
Now Live Streaming!!
Friday, October 25, 2013
2nd Floor Auditorium
Albert Sherman Building
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In support of HB3639, Chairman Sanchez' bill, to prevent youth access to e-cigarettes.