Massachusetts


Data and Reports for Massachusetts

What's the toll of tobacco in Massachusetts?
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows how much the state is spending on tobacco control, and details the impact of tobacco use on residents of Massachusetts.

State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
The American Lung Association tracks state tobacco control laws, such as smoking in public places, and tobacco taxes.

State of Tobacco Control Report
This report details the major tobacco control policy efforts and their impact on reduction of tobacco use in Massachusetts.

Smoke-Free Report and Tobacco Tax Report
From the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, these reports are available for each state, and offer concrete evidence that smoke-free laws and tobacco taxation strategies are effective.

Tobacco Control Highlights Report
This report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), details the prevalence and health impacts associated with tobacco use.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
The CDC's STATE System in an electronic data warehouse that contains up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use, prevention, and control.

  • Reports by Topic
    The CDC's STATE System also breaks down information by specific topics, and allows for comparison and trend reports over time.

Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control (SCS-TC)
The SCS-TC objectively measures the position of tobacco control in society. The data query feature allows you to gather national information on smoking cessation, mass communication and culture, and other areas.

  • Tobacco Charts
    These charts provide illustration of the changes states have experienced after raising their state cigarette taxes or passing statewide smoke-free laws.

Report on State Tobacco Policy Making
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco compiled reports of the tobacco control policymaking decisions in the state, and the pushback from the industry surrounding those policies.

Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012
This report from the American Lung Association is updated annually and offers information about what cessation coverage methods are covered by the largest health insurance programs in the United States.


Advocacy

Massachusetts Chapter AAP
If you are interested in state-level advocacy, connect to your state’s AAP Chapter.

AAP Division of State Government Affairs
The Division of State Government Affairs assists AAP chapters and members with addressing child and adolescent health and pediatric practice issues and strategies under consideration by state and local governments.

Massachusetts Newspapers
This site offers a listing of local newspapers and contact information for each. The media is a good venue to voice your opinion about tobacco-free laws and regulations.


Contacts and Coalitions

Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program
Through this site, operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, you will find information about smoke-free housing in your state.

Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE)
The CEASE program was developed to help child healthcare clinicians adjust their office setting to address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.

Make Smoking History
The goal of the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program works towards creating a tobacco-free environment in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health-- Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program
This site contains information about the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program.

Find Your State's Quitline Information
The North American Quitline Consortium lists details hours of operation, services offered, eligibility information, and languages spoken by the Massachusetts state quitline.

 

Please note that these are not complete listings and inclusion in the listings does not imply endorsement by the Richmond Center or the American Academy of Pediatrics.