In November 2019, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to ban the sale of all menthol and other flavored tobacco products, including flavored vape products. At this year’s Policy Forum, Tobacco Free Mass will bring together the people who made this historic legislation a reality and we’ll talk about what’s next.
NEW DATE! The Policy Forum will be held on November 19, 2020.
Tobacco Free Mass is moving our Policy Forum to mid-November to allow us to reframe and reshuffle the content and to involve more partners.
Our new framework will explicitly call out racism in the tobacco industry. We’ll highlight the importance of local work in building trust and the impact of stories from young people and community members in moving the legislation forward. The forum will still cover the nuts and bolts of the new law’s passage and we have made sure that Sen. Keenan and Rep. Gregoire are available to speak.
This new, improved policy forum will help us better understand what we were able to accomplish and will help energize and inspire us on our path forward.
The TFM 2020 Policy Forum had been scheduled for the afternoon of September 30. The new date is Thursday, November 19, which is the Great American Smokeout!
If you have already registered, your registration has been moved to the new date. You don’t need to do anything else. Please contact Gwen Stewart if you are unable to attend the new date and would like a refund.
Check back soon–we will post more details here by the end of September.
At the conclusion of the Policy Forum, we invite you to stay as we honor an exemplary tobacco control advocate with the Blake Cady Award.