142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Massachusetts Experience: Local policy action and State proposal

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Tami Gouveia, MPH, MSW , Tobacco Free Mass, Framingham, MA
The presenter will describe local policy making efforts in Massachusetts to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies starting with Boston’ experience in December 2008. The Commonwealth now has over 95 municipal bans on tobacco sales in pharmacies and more than 55% of the state’s population lives in a community with a tobacco pharmacy ban in effect. Advocacy efforts to pass a statewide tobacco pharmacy ban will also be described.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe policy making efforts and local strategies to pass the pharmacy tobacco ban locally in more than 95 municipalities. Describe strategies to advocate for state legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am executive director of Tobacco Free Mass, a statewide policy/advocacy organization that advocates for resources and policies to create a smoke-free generation. I advocate for policies, including banning the sale of tobacco products in healthcare institutions, to reduce youth access to tobacco and to de-normalize the use of tobacco products. My experience includes oversight of state, federal, and private foundation grants aimed at reducing youth access to tobacco through environmental strategies and policy change.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.