Despite substantial gains made to tobacco control efforts over that past several decades, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of premature death and disease in the nation. In Massachusetts, we changed social norms surrounding tobacco, but there is much more to do to eliminate the epidemic of tobacco and nicotine use.
In November 2012, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative. The vote was 63% to 37%, with only 2 municipalities voting against it. The MDPH was charged with promulgating regulations relative to medical marijuana and administering a distribution program.
Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living. Working with communities, schools, childcare centers, and businesses to create changes that make it easy for people to eat better and move more, MASS in Motion helps residents to eat healthy and live well.
Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
MAHB’s mission is to assist and support boards of health in meeting their statutory and service responsibilities, through programs of education, technical assistance, representation, and resource development.
Massachusetts Boards of Health are responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.
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The two maps below display the key tobacco control regulations and smoking rates of cities and towns in Massachusetts. Tobacco Regulations in Massachusetts: This map displays the cities and towns in Massachusetts that have passed key retail tobacco regulation....read more
In addition to issuing regulations governing private wells, local boards of health have the authority to issue written orders during drought conditions that would require private well owners to discontinue use of a water supply or, at the owners’ option, provide a...read more
Register Now for the MAHB Fall Certificate Program November 5th Taunton Holiday Inn, November 12th Marlborough Holiday Inn.read more
2011 Edition Now Available for Purchase! Table of Contents Featuring original illustrations by Nick...read more