Headlines Tagged with Massachusetts — 5,680 headlines found
[Massachusetts] Holyoke to ban smoking in public parks to limit harm of second-hand smoke, but ban delayed for 1 year
City Council has approved an ordinance to ban smoking in public parks and Mayor Alex B. Morse said Wednesday he will sign it into law. The prohibition won't take effect for a year as officials said they want to take time to educate the public and get peo
Mar 6, 2014 Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 6, 2014 02:31
Massachusetts stands to lose up to $300 million in annual tax revenue from black market tobacco and should increase fines and penalties to discourage the illegal smuggling of cigarettes into the state ... The nine-member Illegal Tobacco Commission, forme
Feb 28, 2014 AP - Associated Press
added Mar 2, 2014 23:58
[Massachusetts] With illegal cigarette sales booming, commission recommends measures to combat trafficking
recommendations from the state’s Illegal Tobacco Commission include increased fines and penalties for selling untaxed cigarettes, more money for enforcement, and creation of a task force to address cigarette trafficking.
Mar 1, 2014 Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 2, 2014 22:08
At the Board of Health meeting on Monday night, members increased the age limit, limited the use of e-cigarettes in public places, outlawed cigar and hookah bars, and restricted the sale of single cigars costing under $2.50.
Feb 25, 2014 Boston (MA) Globe
added Feb 25, 2014 15:24
A notice posted on the tpbacco display case at the front of Hannaford Supermarket in Dracut informs customers that cigarettes, chewing tobacco and related products will no longer be sold at the store after March 1. Sun photo/John Collins
Feb 21, 2014 Lowell (MA) Sun
added Feb 21, 2014 15:33
Massachusetts saw a 28 percent drop in cigarette-caused blazes since law took effect
Feb 14, 2014 HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 20, 2014 06:10
Banning smoking on the Common actually worsens the problem of secondhand smoke for nonsmoking citizens. It can be reasonably assumed that rather than quit smoking, smokers will smoke on the sidewalks. The Common is a large, mostly flat area of land where
Feb 13, 2014 Berkeley Beacon (Emerson College)
added Feb 13, 2014 12:04
Gas stations and convenience stores are addicted to cigarettes much in the way smokers are. Getting these merchants to quit will be much harder than getting Walgreens and Walmart to take cigarettes off their shelves. For Vercollone, tobacco sales repres
Feb 7, 2014 Boston (MA) Globe
added Feb 7, 2014 13:28
Boston, Worcester and dozens of other communities in the Bay State already have prohibitions on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products at pharmacies. Boston was one of the first major U.S. cities to impose such a ban in 2009.
Feb 5, 2014 Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Feb 6, 2014 11:57
Local convenience store and smoke shop owners are pleased that CVS is will soon stop selling tobacco products. But they also say the drugstore giant has never posed much of a competitive threat in terms of cigarette, cigar and loose tobacco prices.
Feb 6, 2014 Wicked Local (MA)
added Feb 6, 2014 11:21