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SFMMS Opposes Anti-Reproductive Health Vigilantism: In Support of the Texas Medical Association

The SFMMS delegation to the CMA shares the widespread alarm and disdain for the new law in Texas banning abortions after 6 weeks gestation and offering financial incentives to anybody who reports a physician or anybody else perceived to helping a woman access an abortion. We offer this statement, signed by many of our delegates:

A Message From SFMMS Past-President John Maa, MD: Prioritizing Health: Five Recommendations to the FDA About E-Cigarettes

John Maa is Past-President of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS), and Jeff Wigand was featured in the film "The Insider". The SFMMS has long advocated for strong, health-oriented regulation of electronic cigarettes and all tobacco/nicotine products and marketing.

SFMMS Supports Slate of 2021 State Bills

The San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS) has issued letters in support of a slate of state bills, advancing our positions on a diverse range of policy issues that affect the health and wellbeing of communities in San Francisco and Marin counties. These include overdose prevention, housing security, food security, transparency in the management of skilled nursing facilities, traffic calming measures to reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths, and ensuring private detention facilities adhere to public health orders.