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[Massachusetts] Worcester health official says new tobacco regs will block loopholes

will allow the city to keep pace with "other" tobacco products that slip through regulatory loopholes. The proposed amendments include a ban on flavored tobacco products in retail establishments in the city, with the exception of tobacco shop-style store
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Sep 18, 2014 18:33
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[Massachusetts] Belmont raises age for purchasing tobacco to 21

Belmont has joined the growing number of communities who have raised the legal age of purchasing tobacco to 21. The town's Board of Health voted unanimously to adopt new tobacco regulations, which include raising the age of sale. Audience members at the
Wicked Local (MA)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:52
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[Massachusetts] High times at Boston Freedom Rally despite park smoking ban

But on Sunday it seemed the ban had little to no effect on the smoke-friendly event, despite the threat of a $250 smoking fine. Patrol officers meandered peacefully through crowds emitting that unmistakable fragrance, and rallygoers made no attempt to hi
Metro International
added Sep 17, 2014 15:08
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[Massachusetts] Worcester health official says new tobacco regs will block loopholes

Brindisi, director of the city Division of Public Health, said proposed amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance will allow the city to keep pace with "other" tobacco products that slip through regulatory loopholes. The proposed amendments inc
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Sep 17, 2014 11:09
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[Massachusetts] Worcester seeks to toughen tobacco ordinance

administration is recommending a series of amendments to the city's tobacco control ordinance...will directly support and advance the Community Health Improvement Plan, which has a goal of making Worcester the healthiest city in New England.
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Sep 15, 2014 17:12
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[Massachusetts] Smoking Ban Kills Buzz for Hemp Fest Attendees

Not at the 2014 MassCan/NORML Freedom Rally, you’re not. ..the first time that smokers at Hempfest, which has taken place on the Carty Parade Field section of the Common since the mid-nineties, will have to deal with Boston Police issuing warnings and cit
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 13, 2014 20:07
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Parks Go Smoke Free On Monday

More than 1,000 acres of open space will now be smoke free as part of the Board and Health and the Parks Commission's new regulations. "Most importantly it will reduce secondhand smoke and it will reduce trash," said Health Director Gina Armstrong.
iBerkshires.com
added Sep 11, 2014 10:46
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[Massachusetts] Allow Smoking in the Yard

exclusion of e-cigarettes tobacco, which does not seem to present the same secondhand smoke risks or problem of discarded butts as traditional cigarettes, indicates that the policy is born out of moral judgment rather than an objective, health-based analy
Harvard Crimson
added Sep 11, 2014 10:44
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[Massachusetts] Research supports case for smoke-free buildings

Apartment dwellers who don’t smoke still can’t escape secondhand smoke completely, but in smoke-free buildings, exposure to the tiny particles in cigarette smoke may be cut by half or more, according to a new study. Researchers in Boston monitored indoo
Reuters
added Sep 9, 2014 05:39
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Medical Research Compares E-Cigarettes Vs. Secondhand Smoke

Is secondhand vapor from e-cigarettes safer or more dangerous than secondhand smoke from regular cigarettes?
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 8, 2014 11:50
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