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[Massachusetts] HUD boss visits Boston to announce smoke-free public housing rule

Castro said the Boston Housing Authority is the largest authority that is already smoke-free but many other housing authorities have eliminated smoking on their properties. Castro said eliminating smoking usually takes a year for housing authorities, and
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Dec 1, 2016 04:44
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Permit renewal for Smokey Joe's cigar shop has been denied

A popular downtown Springfield cigar shop's permit will not be renewed. This comes after several neighbors that live in the condominiums above Smokey Joe's cigar shop have complained of smoke seeping into their homes.
WGGB/WSHM (Springfield, MA)
added Nov 5, 2016 14:14
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Raucous hearing on restrictions on flavored tobacco ends abruptly in Leominster

As the meeting began, several members of the local business community joined to oppose a proposed regulation that would restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to designated tobacco retail stores, and forbid them in convenience stores and gas stat
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise
added Oct 26, 2016 13:29
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[Massachusetts] Lynch Park repairs spark new interest in smoking ban

The Lynch Park Carriage House is being restored to its former glory after a Fourth of July fire...officials are continuing discussions of whether to extend a ban on smoking to all city parks and playgrounds. A carelessly discarded cigarette butt was found
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Oct 22, 2016 15:45
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[Massachusetts] E-Cigarettes: Good Idea? Bad Idea? To vape or not to vape subject of SPH Bicknell Lecture tomorrow

The School of Public Health will wade into the debate tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, when two of the world’s leading experts on electronic cigarettes share the stage at the 2016 William J. Bicknell Lecture. Headlined E-cigarettes: Good Idea? Bad Idea?
BU Bridge (Boston University)
added Oct 18, 2016 19:02
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Tobacco industry fights good fight in clash over package warnings

US Court of Appeals...determined that the images the FDA had proposed for cigarette packages went well beyond the factual and thus violate the industry’s constitutional protection regarding compelled speech. The tobacco industry, no matter how beleaguered
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 14, 2016 03:57
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[Massachusetts] Smokeless tobacco product snus may increase risk of death among prostate cancer patients

The smokeless tobacco product snus, which is used mainly in Sweden but also is sold in the U.S., may increase the risk that men with prostate cancer will die from their disease, and the risk that they’ll die prematurely from any cause, according to a new
Harvard School of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2016 20:14
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[Massachusetts] Marion Preparing to Take On Big Tobacco

Marion will be the very first municipality in the United States to include menthol cigarettes in its restriction... Law firm Jones Day, representing R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, among others, wrote a letter to the Board of Health dated September 26, te
The Wanderer (Mattapoisett, MA)
added Oct 8, 2016 00:29
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[Massachusetts] Town prepares for possible tobacco industry lawsuit

MARION — The Board of Health has learned the town could become the first in the nation to be sued by the tobacco industry for including menthol cigarettes in a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco. But it has received some good news too. The Massachusett
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Oct 7, 2016 00:55
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[Massachusetts] Mass. docs sue FDA to OK graphic anti-smoking images

“It would have a real impact on kids,” said Dr. Lynda Young, a pediatrician at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, one of the plaintiffs. As a doctor, she said, “There’s tools I can use, but graphic warnings on the cigarette packages would b
Boston (MA) Herald
added Oct 5, 2016 15:37
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