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[Massachusetts] Senate considers under-21 ban on tobacco sales

A bill before the state Senate seeks to make Massachusetts the second U.S. state to outlaw the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under the age of 21. The measure scheduled for debate on Thursday would hike the minimum age for purchas
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 28, 2016 20:42
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[Massachusetts] Gov. Baker Backing Plan to Ban Under-21 Purchase of Tobacco

The state Senate is scheduled to debate a bill next week that would hike the statewide minimum age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21. Baker said Friday that he supports the idea, but would need to see the bill’s final language before deciding whether t
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: State lawmakers will debate bill that proposes raising legal age to buy tobacco

That’s already the case in more than 80 towns in Massachusetts, and lawmakers are deciding whether it should become a statewide law. The State Senate is expected to debate a bill Thursday that would hike the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Massachusetts] Will town businesses go up in smoke?

WESTFORD -- On the heels of a new regulation that prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco in town, with a few exceptions, some stores are bracing for a drop in sales revenue. The Board of Health voted 3-0 on April 11 to prohibit the sale of flavored toba
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Massachusetts] CAFARDO: Tracking use of smokeless tobacco proves difficult

There have been no citations issued on the new ban on smokeless tobacco at Fenway Park... Schilling has a public service announcement out to point out the dangers of chewing tobacco and his personal experience that nearly cost him his life. It is a life
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 20, 2016 15:53
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Massachusetts Senate preparing for vote to raise tobacco purchasing age

Legislation that would raise the state's legal tobacco purchasing age to 21, ban tobacco sales in pharmacies and regulate e-cigarettes will be debated in the Massachusetts Senate next week, according to the Senate's top Democrat. "The next big matter bef
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:35
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Curt Schilling issues personal PSA warning about the dangers of tobacco use

released a PSA Wednesday warning of the dangers of smokeless tobacco, touching on his personal addiction that spanned three decades and current fight against cancer. “I’ve met men with half a face, half a tongue, half a jaw, who tried to warn me. I could
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 15, 2016 11:27
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[Massachusetts] Judge Won't Snuff Last Marlboro Healthy Smoker Class Claim ($$)

A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday kept alive the remaining consumer protection law claim in a class action suit brought by healthy Marlboro smokers seeking to bill tobacco giant Philip Morris for annual health screenings, after the plaintiffs lost
Law360
added Apr 15, 2016 05:04
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[Massachusetts] Worcester officials push for tighter control over smoking, tobacco sales

Board of Health and a City Council committee are considering a wide array of strategies that would further limit where people could smoke, and make it more difficult for minors to have access... The city also wants to get under control the proliferation o
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Apr 14, 2016 14:54
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[Massachusetts] Has Boston's 2011 cigar packaging and pricing regulation reduced availability of single-flavoured cigars popular with youth? [Free Full Text]

Retailers throughout Boston are in compliance with the regulation. The regulation has been effective in reducing levels and disparities in availability of flavoured single cigars popular with youth across Boston neighbourhoods, regardless of socioeconomic
Tobacco Control
added Apr 12, 2016 23:53
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