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[Massachusetts] Two Fatal Fires Within a Week Caused by Smoking Materials

For the second time within a week, a fire caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials has resulted in a fatality. (Hyannis, MA)
added Mar 28, 2015 11:21

[Massachusetts] No decision yet whether Quincy smoking ban will include medical marijuana

The head of Quincy Housing Authority says he's not sure if a proposed smoking ban on publicly-subsidized properties would also include medical marijuana, which is now legal in Massachusetts.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:35

[Massachusetts] PHAI Takes Cigarette Companies to Court

its newly formed Center for Public Health Litigation has filed lawsuits against two major tobacco companies and several local distributors on behalf of the families of two former smokers who suffered devastating disease from smoking cigarettes. “This is
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:08

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Quincy, Hull right to consider limits on smoking

We commend Quincy and Hull for acting responsibly and respectfully before imposing new restrictions on smoking. By weighing all sides and seeking the opinions of the people who would be most affected – tenants and residents – each community has demonstra
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Mar 26, 2015 23:59
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[Massachusetts] Lexington Town Meeting gives Board of Health full authority over tobacco regs

The Board of Health plans to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, and increase the minimum age to buy sale blunt wraps and all tobacco to 21.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:53

[Massachusetts] Fairhaven gas station appeals fine for selling flavored tobacco

Valero gas station has appealed a $100 fine by the Board of Health for selling flavored tobacco products at its 130 Huttleston Ave. location, in violation of town regulations that went into effect Jan. 1. The business is accused of offering flavored cigar
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Mar 25, 2015 19:09
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[Massachusetts] Smoke ban being considered for Quincy public housing properties

The housing authority, which manages 938 state-funded and 650 federally funded residential units in Quincy, recently sent out a “Smoke-Free Housing Survey” to its tenants, a copy of which was obtained by The Patriot Ledger on Tuesday.
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Mar 24, 2015 15:15

[Massachusetts] Editorial: The AG, out on a limb

Healey yesterday announced plans to ban, via regulation, the sale of electronic minors statewide. ... But at least Sanchez’s bill (and others) gives the power to regulate those “tobacco” products to the Department of Public Health, and mor
Boston (MA) Herald
added Mar 19, 2015 20:26

[Massachusetts] McKIERNAN: E-cigarettes: Are they safe?

But the jury is out on whether they are safe. “E-cigarettes are not regulated at all by anyone” said Cheryl Sbarra, senior staff attorney at the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards. “In Massachusetts, there is no state law that regulates e-cigare
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added Mar 18, 2015 17:06

[Massachusetts] Springfield Housing Authority bans use of e-cigarettes at its properties

it is banning the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere on housing authority property, The move by the housing authority's Board of Commissioners immediately bans the use of any electronic tobacco products in any apartment, common area or outside propert
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 18, 2015 17:05
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