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Snuffing out smoking in public housing in Massachusetts

A bill pending in the House would require local housing authorities to designate at least one housing development as smoke-free. The bill, filed by Rep. Theodore Speliotis, D-Danvers, would also require smaller housing authorities managing fewer than 10
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Apr 23, 2014 09:17

[Massachusetts] Boston Common 4/20 vape-out will protest public smoking ban

This year, Cann and community have banded together to demand a repeal of the fine for smoking in public. “This is a young persons issue,” says Cann. “This is a class issue. This is a race issue.” It’s not just about cannabis this year, he says, it’s abou
BDCWire (Boston Globe)
added Apr 18, 2014 20:56
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[Massachusetts] Marshfield Selectmen back plan to ban smoking pot in public

Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares has amended a proposed bylaw that would ban public consumption of marijuana on Marshfield's streets to allow qualified patients to consume the drug only in non-smoking forms, such as edible brownies or chocolates.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:40

[Massachusetts] Smoking bans being considered for public housing

At the start of this year, the nearly 300 apartments and duplexes overseen by the Danvers Housing Authority went smoke-free. By July, smoking won’t be allowed anywhere on the Danvers properties. The Marblehead Housing Authority will impose a total smo
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Apr 7, 2014 16:53

Massachusetts historic building and wedding go up in smoke thanks to cigarette

The pavilion was expecting another wedding the next weekend with about 200 guests, but now the building is a pile of rubble. Foxborough firefighters told Cibley during the blaze there was no way the building was going to survive. The 108-year-old venue
New York Daily News
added Apr 6, 2014 21:54

Patrick makes new push for smoke-free public housing in Massachusetts

plans to issue new guidelines to local housing authorities, encouraging them to adopt smoke-free policies in publicly funded units and buildings. While housing authorities cannot limit applications for public housing to non-smokers or require smokers to
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Apr 4, 2014 14:56

[Massachusetts] New Bedford bans smoking at parks, beaches, playgrounds, zoo

lighting up in many of New Bedford's public spaces will not be allowed. On Tuesday, the city announced it will be posting "smoke-free" signs at its parks, beaches, playgrounds and zoos. According to Dr. Brenda Weis, Health Department director, those sign
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Apr 2, 2014 23:14

[Massachusetts] Daily Talker: Should The Pentagon Stop Selling Tobacco?

At least one lawmaker doesn’t like the idea. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California), who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Navy that said, “Overall, removing tobacco sales is perceived more as a political decision, i
added Apr 2, 2014 08:51
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[Massachusetts] Ban proposed on public consumption of marijuana in Marshfield

have introduced a bylaw for annual Town Meeting that would essentially ban the public consumption of marijuana in town out of concern for public safety and secondhand smoke. “I feel that marijuana use will be on the rise, that it’ll be more readily availa
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 2, 2014 07:44

[Massachusetts] EDELSTEIN: It's time to ban cigarette sales

I'm not banning tobacco -- just the kind you light on fire and then actively inhale into your lungs. Pipes, cigars, smokeless -- none of them particularly good for you -- escape my wrath. In short: No more cigarettes. Simple and elegant, as far as laws
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Mar 30, 2014 19:28
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