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The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology has over 1400 members and is the state "arm" of the American College of Cardiology.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions.

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ACC Massachusetts Chapter Applauds State Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes, Tobacco Products

Malissa Wood, MD, FACC, President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, made the following statement on Governor Charlie Baker signing historic legislation which prohibits the sale of all flavored tobacco products including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. The legislation also raises taxes on e-cigarettes to 75% of wholesale and improves access to cessation services. Massachusetts is the first state in the country to pass such comprehensive legislation:
 
“For far too long, companies have targeted our youth by making it attractive to use nicotine with flavors and innovative devices. They are addicting the next generation. More than 3.6 million high-school and middle-school students used e-cigarettes last year—an increase of 1.5 million over the previous year—and public health authorities warn that these numbers likely have continued to rise. Comprehensive legislation like this one will help put a stop to this epidemic in the Commonwealth.
 
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology thanks the Legislature and Governor Baker for passing this law. When paired with Tobacco 21 legislation that went into effect earlier this year, it will go a long way in protecting our state from the harmful effects of vaping and slowing the spread of cardiovascular disease from the use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.”


Massachusetts Chapter, American College of Cardiology
P.O. Box 43212
Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-972-8510
www.mcacc.org


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