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[Massachusetts] Barnstable health board discusses vaping issue

“The problem of electronic cigarette use and vaping is actually exploding among our youth and it’s a real concern,” said Bob Collett, program director of the Tobacco Control Division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment. Col
Barnstable (MA) Patriot
added Jul 18, 2018 00:48
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[Massachusetts] Neighborhood Council Opposes 87 Salem Street Tobacco Shop

(4:47) The proponent responded that there are at least three other smoke shops in the area, and that in other neighborhoods in the city, high-end shops like this catering to adults are very successful and popular. The Council expressed discomfort at the
North End Waterfront.com
added Jul 13, 2018 13:18
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Our View: Beach goers shouldn’t have to contend with secondhand smoke

We were delighted to read that Westport’s new director of public health is pushing to ban smoking at all of the town’s public beaches. There’s already no smoking allowed at nearby state-run beaches — Horseneck and Gooseberry. And smoking is prohibited at
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jul 4, 2018 03:10
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Massachusetts Senate votes to raise tobacco buying age to 21

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would raise the statewide age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. The bill would also ban smoking of e-cigarettes in places where cigarettes are currently banned, such as on school grounds. It would p
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jun 29, 2018 20:56
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[Massachusetts] Westport officials to consider town beach smoking ban

Armando, told NBC 10 News the Beach Committee voted unanimously to move the proposal forward. "When I had the opportunity to walk some of our town beaches, it was a problem," Armendo said, who has held the position for about a month.
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Jun 28, 2018 02:20
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owned beaches in town — Horseneck and Gooseberry — ban smoking. Armendo suggested a ban and pitched the idea to the Beach C
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 28, 2018 02:19
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[Massachusetts] Evaluation of a Train-the-trainer Program to Build Capacity for Training Tobacco Treatment Specialists

The Trainer-led model expanded the number of UMass-trained TTSs with equivalent participant knowledge and perceived improvement in ability to deliver effective tobacco dependence treatment compared to the gold-standard training model. It offers a potenti
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 25, 2018 14:52
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

There are 70 municipalities in the state that ban smoking on beaches, and it looks as though Westport will follow suit. New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owne
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Jun 24, 2018 15:44
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[Massachusetts] Number of smoke-free college campuses has doubled since 2012

Massachusetts is among the states that prohibits smoking in schools and colleges. It defines smoking or smoke as "the lighting of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product or possessing a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco or non-tob
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jun 22, 2018 20:16
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Massachusetts to consider changing smoking age to 21

As Massachusetts inches closer to becoming one of a handful of states where — like alcohol — you must be at least 21 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes, debate has ensued related to health, personal freedom and shared responsibility. The state Legisl
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 20, 2018 13:40
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