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[Massachusetts] Sustained Care Intervention and Postdischarge Smoking Cessation Among Hospitalized Adults A Randomized Clinical Trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit smoking, a postdischarge intervention providing automated telephone calls and free medication resulted in higher rates of smoking cessation at 6 months compared with a standard recommendation to use coun
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Aug 20, 2014 09:29

[Massachusetts] Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help. The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also included automated phone calls that helped
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 19, 2014 16:04

[Massachusetts] Logan Airport Wants to Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

After a fire that was believed to have been started by an electronic cigarette occurred at Boston’s Logan Airport last weekend, airport officials said they hope federal authorities would consider further restrictions for the devices.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Aug 16, 2014 20:53

[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Making the Business Case for Prevention: Smoke-free Multiunit Housing

Real estate developers, property managers, and residents of Boston, MA, are benefitting from smoke-free efforts. Find out why smoke-free housing is a smart business decision that also aims to improve public health.
You Tube
added Aug 16, 2014 11:52

[Massachusetts] E-Cigarettes Under Scrutiny for Listing as Flight Hazard

Massachusetts fire marshal is focused on an e-cigarette as the possible cause of smoldering in a bag... handlers pulled the bag off the jet... The episode raises the question of whether e-cigarettes ... should be added to the list of banned items, which a
New York Times
added Aug 14, 2014 06:25

[Massachusetts] Salem hikes age for tobacco sales to 21

Board of Health narrowly approved raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 last week, making Salem the first in the region to do so. “Our mission is to prevent, promote, protect,” board chairwoman Barbara Poremba said before the vote
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added Aug 11, 2014 12:06

[Massachusetts] Letter: Round up the usual smokers

this summer, The Eagle has run three articles on smoking tobacco... The Eagle is always telling me where I can go to get a drink. Somehow, cirrhosis of the liver is not a serious worry, although second-hand smoke will get your every time.
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Aug 11, 2014 11:37

[Massachusetts] ‘Freedom Rally’ Attendees Face New Smoking Ban Fines at This Year’s Festival

For the first time in the rally’s 25-year history, police will be out issuing warnings and citations for a violation of the new no-smoking law in public parks
Boston Magazine
added Jul 31, 2014 12:10

[Massachusetts] Researching how tobacco and food companies shift blame to consumer

A $2.7 mil­lion grant from the National Cancer Insti­tute will fund research on how the tobacco, fast-​​food and sweetened-​​beverage indus­tries use and exploit the con­cept of per­sonal respon­si­bility and choice, and the resulting effect on public he
Northeastern News
added Jul 24, 2014 20:24
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[Massachusetts] NIH Spends $186K to Help Homeless Kick Smoking Habit

has awarded $186,192 to Massachusetts General Hospital to study ways to help the homeless stop smoking. According to the grant, an estimated 2.3 to 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year, and three-quarters of them smoke cigarettes.
added Jul 16, 2014 21:31
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