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[Massachusetts] Breaking Down The Philip Morris Monitoring Trial ($$)

Longtime Marlboro smokers went to court Wednesday morning against Philip Morris USA, the 114-year-old cigarette company, in a trial ​set to showcase recent medical advances and​ star litigators.
added Jan 28, 2016 18:54
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Fitchburg Housing Authority clears the air

With its new policy, the Fitchburg Housing Authority joins the growing number of public and private multiunit housing properties throughout Massachusetts with smoke-free policies, a positive trend that protects residents from the serious health effects o
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise
added Jan 27, 2016 21:28

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Ban smoking in public housing

The HUD rule would improve not just health but safety. Smoking is the top cause of fire deaths in multi-unit housing. Five years ago, smoking was responsible for 17,600 residential fires that took 490 lives, caused 1,370 injuries and led to $516 million
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jan 27, 2016 00:10

[Massachusetts] Norfolk latest town to eye raising smoking age to 21

The board of health will hold a hearing on the issue at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 214 at Town Hall. The proposed regulation calls for a hearing for suspected violations by tobacco sellers.
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jan 26, 2016 23:55

[Massachusetts] Case Seeking Cancer Screenings for Smokers Heads to Trial

A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufac
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 25, 2016 13:19
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[Massachusetts] Wareham Health Board raises tobacco-buying age to 21

Following a growing trend in Massachusetts and nationally, the Wareham Board of Health unanimously voted Wednesday to boost the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in the town from 18 to 21 years, effective April 1.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jan 21, 2016 17:33

[Massachusetts] UMass Boston bans smoking on campus

The University of Massachusetts Boston on Tuesday banned smoking on school property. The prohibition also applies to vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Effective immediately, students, visitors, and staff will no longer be able to light up in outdoor spaces i
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jan 20, 2016 18:38

[Massachusetts] UMass Boston students, visitors, and staff will no longer be able to smoke outdoors thanks to campus-wide tobacco ban

Massachusetts isn't the only state that's kicking out cigarettes and the like from it's schools. UCLA led the way for the entire 10-campus University of California system to become smoke and tobacco-free as of January 2014. There were campus-wide protes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 20, 2016 14:57
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[Massachusetts] Stoughton looking to raise tobacco age to 21

Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates, has led 80 cities and towns in Massachusetts to adopting Tobacco 21, an initiative to raise the legal tobacco purchasing age to 21. And Stoughton could be one of the next.
WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Jan 17, 2016 20:25

[Massachusetts] Stoughton residents petition to raise tobacco age to 21

Cigarettes, cigarillos, e-cigarettes and vaping juices are among the tobacco products a local pediatrician and residents are hoping to make illegal to buy until the age of 21. Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates,
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jan 17, 2016 16:47
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