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[Massachusetts] Health fears stoke regulations on 'vaping'

Chandler said new vaping stores are proliferating across the state, eroding years of anti-smoking efforts by health officials that have largely curbed tobacco use among youth. "We have a whole new industry going, and it's a frightening industry," she tol
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:56
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[Massachusetts] Mass. communities setting their own e-cigarette regulations

some Merrimack Valley communities have enacted regulations aimed at curbing youth access to the product, placing e-cigarettes on the same regulatory level as traditional cigarettes. Across the border in New Hampshire, state law bans the sale of e-cigarett
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:55
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[Massachusetts] 'Vaping' debate heats up

Debate is raging on Beacon Hill over attempts to strap tough new regulations on the burgeoning industry.... Public health officials disagree. They want the state to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products by setting age limits for sales, requiri
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:53
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[Massachusetts] Saugus Super Petroleum nets 30-day tobacco sales suspension

The Board of Health suspended Super Petroleum’s tobacco sales permit for 30 days after a third violation of the store selling tobacco to a minor. On June 12 a minor working undercover for the North Shore/Cape Ann Tobacco Alcohol Policy Program purchased
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jul 26, 2015 05:42
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[Massachusetts] Man killed in house fire blamed on smoking

The officials said the fire started on the living room couch. They believe the man was the only occupant of the house on Family Lane....Coan said the man is the 27th person to die in a fire in the state this year. (AP)
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 25, 2015 17:48

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco farmer sued for discrimination, harrassment

Jesus deJesus, Alex Hernandez, and Raul Rivera claimed they worked at a tobacco farm owned by Thomas McLaughlin through a federal guest worker program in for five months in 2013. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the three workers said they were subj
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 22, 2015 00:51

[Massachusetts] Addressing Smokers Near a Workplace Door / The Job Doc Blog

In your situation it sounds like smokers who "huddle near the back door" might be creating the most significant problem because smoke is likely traveling back into the building. Since your HR Rep has not been that helpful, I would contact your property m
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 20, 2015 09:47

[Massachusetts] AUDIO: Boston: Public Health Committee Ponders Tobacco, Vaping, Marijuana

Should the legal age to buy tobacco in Massachusetts be raised to 21? Or should that decision be left to local boards of health? Representatives of retailers oppose raising the age, endorse taking the authority from local boards of health. The Massachuse
WATD 95.9 (Marshfield, MA)
added Jul 18, 2015 11:18

Massachusetts lawmakers consider regulating e-cigarettes

The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health heard multiple hours of testimony at a hearing on Tuesday as the committee considers several bills that would regulate the use of e-cigarettes. One bill would ban the smoking of e-cigarett
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jul 15, 2015 10:47

[Massachusetts] Lawmakers to hold hearing on tobacco, marijuana bills

One of the bills would prohibit anyone from smoking in a car with a child in a car seat. Anyone violating the ban would face a $100 fine. Another bill would require makers of electronic cigarettes to file annual reports with the state identifying the con
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 13, 2015 12:33
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