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[Massachusetts] Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper has “cleared the decks for the trial we’v
National Law Journal
added Dec 22, 2014 14:12

[Massachusetts] Beginning March 1, tobacco buyers must be 21 in Lawrence

The Board of Health voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt the new regulation, which includes a requirement that businesses selling tobacco products must post signs advising customers on how to enroll in a smoking cessation program. Also, stores will n
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Dec 21, 2014 05:46

[Massachusetts] Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

The new study included low-income adult smokers in the Boston area who were randomly selected to receive either usual care from their usual health care providers or to take part in a program to help them quit smoking.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 16, 2014 06:38

[Massachusetts] Class Unable To Show Philip Morris Could Sell Safer Cigarette ($$)

Massachusetts federal judge on Friday partially denied a summary judgment motion from a class of cigarette smokers suing Philip Morris USA Inc. to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for medical monitoring to detect early signs of lung cancer, ruling
added Dec 16, 2014 03:32

[Massachusetts] Public housing is kicking the smoking habit

Oxford, like several other municipal housing authorities in the region, plans to go smoke-free in its two state-assisted housing complexes next spring. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has since 2009 encouraged properties that offer
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Dec 14, 2014 20:13
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[Massachusetts] Marblehead Housing Authority smoking ban set to take effect

set to go into effect Dec. 31. Once in place, tenants, their guests and visitors will be prohibited from smoking anything, including e-cigarettes, on all eight local Housing Authority properties, including inside tenant units. Reducing negative health con
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 4, 2014 20:52

[Massachusetts] OLSON: Westminster, Mass., and the well-tended grass roots of tobacco bans

For well over a decade the Massachusetts Municipal Association has run something called the Tobacco Control Technical Assistance Program... Local boards were enticed into hiring tobacco control staff by the DPH’s tobacco control grants. As a participant i
added Dec 4, 2014 06:59

[Massachusetts] Framingham, Mass. Raises Minimum Purchasing Age to 21

Yet another Massachusetts town has made it illegal to purchase tobacco products for those under the age of 21. Framingham, Mass. announced that the minimum purchasing age will raise from 18 to 21 on July 1, 2015. A report from Wicked Local indicates tha
added Dec 2, 2014 19:00

[Massachusetts] Framingham raises tobacco purchase age to 21

Board of Health set stricter tobacco regulations Monday, raising the minimum age of purchase to 21 to try to snuff out teen smoking. Framingham was the 40th municipality in the state to raise the minimum age from 18, pediatrician Lester Hartman, cofounder
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 1, 2014 18:48

[Massachusetts] Beyond the Nicotine: Q&A with tobacco control expert Michael Siegel

Siegel: Absolutely. There’s a new product called electronic cigarettes. Basically, they look like cigarettes, but they don’t contain any tobacco. They deliver nicotine, but without the tens of thousands of other chemicals. Many thousands of smokers have
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:31
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