Tobacco and Smoking
Funding 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.
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)
Latest News & Resources
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12 Elementary School Students Earn Top Honors in 21st Annual Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest
June 8, 2016
Twelve Massachusetts elementary school children have earned top honors in the Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance’s 2016 Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest, a program designed to make young people aware of the dangers of tobacco and smoking. This year’s contest marked the 21st annual competition...
MMS and Alliance Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest
December 8, 2015
Instructions, themes and deadlines for the MMS and Alliance anti-tobacco poster contest.
2015 Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Ceremony
June 11, 2015
Pictures from the 2015 winners of the Anti Tobacco Poster Contest ceremony held at the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House on June 3, 2015.
2015 Anti Tobacco Poster Contest Winners
May 11, 2015
Winners of the 20th Annual Anti Tobacco Poster Contest. Sponsored by the Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine and the MMS Alliance.
Testimony in Support of 940 CMR 21.00: ''Sales and Distribution of Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco Products, and Electronic Smoking Devices in Massachusetts Regulations'
April 23, 2015
The Massachusetts Medical Society wishes to be recorded in support of the Attorney General’s proposed changes to 940 CMR 21.00- the consumer protection regulations related to the sales and distribution of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products, and now electronic smoking devices.