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[Massachusetts] JOHNSON: Town’s bid to ban sales of tobacco up in smoke

It was a big win for small businesses, who said sales to consumers who stop in to buy cigarettes, but leave with bread and milk, are critical to their bottom line. But it was also a victory for citizens who bristle at government edicts, said Brian Vince
Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 21, 2014 01:38
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[Massachusetts] Westminster drops proposal to ban tobacco sales

“It’s no longer under consideration — thank you, you made the difference,” Simoncini said after a brief meeting Wednesday in which the three-member board, without opening the question to the public, voted 2-1 to kill the proposal.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 21, 2014 01:36

Massachusetts Town Votes to End Bid for Tobacco Ban

at its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon, the board voted 2 to 1 to rescind the proposal, saying it had already heard the town’s objections loud and clear. “The town is not in favor of the proposal, and therefore I am not in favor of the proposal,” Ed
New York Times
added Nov 20, 2014 12:06

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Colorado Editorial Roundup: The Montrose Daily Press, Nov. 19, on a misguided tobacco sale ban

Businesses should be allowed to decide for themselves what legal products to sell. No one, so far as we are aware, is actually being forced to hawk tobacco wares. Elsewhere, drug store chains have decided for themselves not to sell cigarettes, which seem
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 19, 2014 15:13


It’s totalitarianism from the health police. If secondhand smoke were dangerous enough to threaten non-smokers, the control freaks would have a point, but it isn’t. It barely has any detectable health effect at all.
added Nov 19, 2014 12:27

Firestorm Erupts in Anti-Smoking Massachusetts Town

Many say they have never touched tobacco and find the habit disgusting. Rather, they perceive the ban as a frontal assault on their individual liberties. And they say it would cripple the eight retailers in town who sell tobacco products.
New York Times
added Nov 18, 2014 11:28

Weekly Tobacco Note: What Do Massachusetts, Europe and Asia Have In Common?

Last week we wrote articles on the impact of illicit cigarettes on the revenues of the Marlboro brand in three geographies, Massachusetts, Europe and Asia… In this weekly tobacco note, we summarize our results from these three articles.
added Nov 18, 2014 11:26

[Massachusetts] POLL: Would you support a ban on the sale of tobacco products?

No. Prohibiting tobacco sales will hurt consumer freedom and may cost people their jobs. 54.15% (2,024 votes) Yes. Restricting tobacco sales will benefit public health. 35.5% (1,327 votes)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:52

[Massachusetts] Saugus tobacco sales purchase age to become 21 in January

The Board of Health voted unanimously to amend its regulations to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products in town to 21. The new minimum age will take effect Jan. 1. Saugus will join the 34 Massachusetts cities and towns that have increased the minim
Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:26

[Massachusetts] Foes of tobacco sales ban consider recall

Brian Vincent, owner of Vincent's Country Store, said he received a copy of rules and regulations from Town Clerk Denise L. Mac-Aloney and had been studying them to see if a recall was possible and who on the Board of Health could be recalled.
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Nov 16, 2014 18:08
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