Town of Foxborough Regulation
Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places (Effective August 1, 2013)

Town of Foxborough Regulation
Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products (Effective August 1, 2013)

Town of Foxborough Regulation
Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products (Effective August 1, 2014) (Tobacco 21)

Town of Foxborough Regulation
Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products (Effective December 30, 2018)

Massachusetts Making History

September 24, 2019:Governor Charlie Baker declared a "Public Health Emergency" announcing a temporary four-month ban on the sale of all vape products.
November 27, 2019:Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill "An Act Modernizing Tobacco Control" into law.
December 11, 2019:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health promulgated an emergency regulation, 105 CMR 665: Minimum Standards for Retail Sale of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems".

Effective Immediately:
--> The law restricts the sale of flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems such as flavored e-cigarettes and flavored vaping products within non-age restricted establishments such as convenience stores and liquor stores.
--> The law restricts advertisement of tobacco products that are prohibited to be sold.

***For a complete summary of the law, click here!***   

Be Informed

From the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General -
Youth and E-cigarettes:

Surgeon General Advisory
Get the Facts​     
Know the Risks
Take Action
Additional Resources

A quick intro into vaping...

Vapes & Cigarettes - Different Products.  Same Dangers

Delving a little deeper into vaping...
Short informational video (MA DPH) on vaping..."The New Look of Nicotine Addiction"

Understanding the Health Risks...
On September 11, 2019, Commissioner Bharel declared that all possible cases of unexplained e-cigarette or vaping-associated pulmonary disease are now considered a REPORTABLE
to the State DPH.  Read full declaration here.

The CDC provides a very informative summary (with the target audience - the general public) on the Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarettes, or Vaping, Products

Find real-time outbreak numbers here (according to the CDC)

Campaigning Against the Epidemic

"The Real Cost"FDA's first tobacco prevention campaign
*Smokeless doesn't mean harmless*
The video below, is just one of the highly effective graphics found on the campaign's website.  Find more on their website "The Real Cost".  It's definitely worth the look!!!

"The 84 Movement"Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program
*Massachusetts Youth Fighting Against Tobacco*
"The Truth Initiative"America's largest non-profit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past
*Inspiring Tobacco-Free Lives*

Commit to Quit

There are several avenues you can turn to if you are thinking about quitting.  Find the one that will work for you...
For youth and young adults: Text "VapeFreeMass" to 88709 For Parents and Other adults looking to help young people quit: Text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550 (More info on these programs, click here)

Youth coach specialists available
Call or Text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989(More info on this program or to sign up online, click here)

Helping Kids Quit (National Campaign)
Helping Kids Quit (State Campaign)

Other tools and tips for quitting...visit

The CDC reports that cigarette smoking among U.S. adults hits an all-time low.  Read full press release here.     

Did you know?!?!  CDC's Tips campaign led to 1 million U.S. adults to quit smoking.  Amazing!  Check out this federally funded anti-smoking ad campaign, maybe it'll help you take that next step to quitting!