Tobacco and Smoking

Tobacco and SmokingFunding levels for anti-tobacco efforts continue to decline despite the 1998 landmark settlement of $246 billion with tobacco companies. The MMS and its  Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine are committed to combating tobacco use.

  • 2017 Anti Tobacco Poster Contest Winners
    See the artistic talent of our poster winners, all ranging from the second grade to the sixth grade.
  • Tobacco Control and Local Boards of Health 
    Learn how to work with your town to ban the sale of tobacco products in health care facilities, including pharmacies.
  • Tobacco Free Mass
    MMS is a founding member of this coalition which advocates for policy that advances tobacco prevention and cessation to reduce tobacco use, and decrease the public's exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Massachusetts Healthy Air Coalition
    This coalition of health related organizations advocate for regulations and legislation to protect the air we breathe from tobacco smoke and other pollution.
  • MMS Policy Compendium
    Read MMS policies on tobacco prevention and education. (.pdf, 160 pages) (Members-only content)

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