THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 5 DiDomenico honored by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network B OSTON – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently honored State Senator Sal DiDomenico and other members of the Massachusetts Legislature for their effort last session to pass a comprehensive youth tobacco prevention law. Sen. DiDomenico’s bill, which banned the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, was included as a key component of the omnibus bill that increased the legal age of tobacco use from 18 to 21. The omnibus was a collaborative effort by a number of legislators to reduce youth tobacco use in the Commonwealth. “Thank you to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for honoring me and my fellow Senate and House colleagues for our work on Massachusetts’s new comprehensive youth tobacco prevention law,” said Sen. DiDomenico. “It is an honor to receive this Advocacy Award, and I would like to thank the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for their tireless advocacy on this critical issue for our youth and residents throughout the Commonwealth. 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm $10 LUNCH Menu! Come in & Enjoy our Famous... Choose from 16 Items! Served Monday thru Friday until 3:30 PM State Sen. Sal DiDomenico (second from left) and other legislators were recently recognized by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for passing the youth tobacco prevention law. (Courtesy Photo) We couldn’t have passed this legislation without the assistance of so many passionate advocates making sure that this issue was addressed in a meaningful way.” Tobacco use and nicotine addiction remains the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in Massachusetts, responsible for more than $4 billion in annual health-care costs to the Commonwealth. Youths are particularly susceptible to nicotine addiction, with 9 in 10 cigarette smokers starting using before age 18. While youth smoking has declined considerably in the last two decades, youth use of other addictive tobacco products, like e-cigarettes, is increasing sharply. The comprehensive legislation passed last session was cited as a major public health achievement to reduce youth access to tobacco and nicotine products. You Really Want To Bank at Members Plus. You just don’t know it yet! Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes two sides Fully Licensed & Insured Emergency Service Available 24/7 SPECIALIZING IN KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODELING * Heating * Cooling * Electric * Tile All Estimates Done By Owner * Drain Cleaning 781-FIX-PIPE (349-7473) • crnplumbing@gmail.com - FREE, No-Minimums Checking - Nearly 30,000 Fee-FREE ATMs - Low-Interest Loans & More! - FAST Online Account Opening & Loan Apps! memberspluscu.org 781-702-5969 Norwood Medford Square Dorchester Everett

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