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[Massachusetts] Extent of anti-smoking ban questioned as Board of Health postpones vote

But some local business owners said to forget about making smoking a thing of the past. Just eliminating smoking on patio areas – it is already banned inside restaurants – would hurt business for many. “We get a lot of people who come down here late at
Worcester (MA) Magazine
added Jul 28, 2016 16:59

[Massachusetts] Cigarettes blamed for 3 seperate fires in Springfield

Over the last three days, Springfield Firefighters have been called to three fires that were caused by careless cigarette disposal. With the hot and dry weather we’ve been having, careless disposal of cigarette can easily start a fire. 22News spoke with
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:52

[Massachusetts] Worcester health board not ready to decide on ban on outdoor smoking at restaurants

The board tabled action Monday night on the proposal so members can have time to research environmental exposure of secondhand smoke in outdoor venues.
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jul 27, 2016 03:07
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[Massachusetts] Bourne Bans Smoking At Town Recreation Areas, Beaches

became the latest on Cape Cod to ban smoking on town beaches and recreation areas. The move was made by the Bourne Board of Health at their July 13 meeting to amend the tobacco regulations to include a ban on smoking at town recreation areas and beaches. (Hyannis, MA)
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Smoking Ban Is Just What The Doctor Ordered - Editorial

The Bourne Board of Health last week voted to crack down on smokers lighting up on town-owned beaches as well as playgrounds and ball parks—outdoor places where children and their families often congregate.
Sandwich (MA) Enterprise
added Jul 23, 2016 00:24

[Massachusetts] Mass. Raises $285M From Cigarette Tax

Massachusetts taxpayers have shelled out an extra $542 million since state lawmakers voted three years ago to hike the tax on cigarettes and gasoline, with none of the cigarette revenue going directly to anti-smoking programs.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 17, 2016 01:29

[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Board of Health raises tobacco age to 21

As of Nov. 1, smokers must be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco and nicotine delivery products in Pittsfield. The city's Board of Health Wednesday night unanimously voted to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21, joining a growing trend of Massachusetts
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Jul 15, 2016 21:35

[Massachusetts] Salem to Add 50 New Cigarette "Butt Bins"

as a part of Salem's "Park Your Butts Here" campaign. SalemRecycles and the Salem Department of Public Works have identified new areas for placement; such as parks and restaurants outside of downtown.
added Jul 15, 2016 18:32

Cumberland Farms Requests ‘Clear and Unambiguous’ Tobacco Laws / Executives describe city-by-city regulations in Massachusetts as chaotic

Cumberland Farms has requested... “But as it stands now, we are instead forced to juggle hundreds of different and constantly-changing local requirements related to pricing, packaging, signage, product bans, licensing display methods, age verification pr
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 12, 2016 23:27
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[Massachusetts] Worcester bans smoking in nursing homes as of Jan. 1

Smoking will no longer be allowed in nursing homes and other similar facilities as of Jan. 1. The Board of Health Monday night unanimously voted to add those facilities to the list of places where smoking is prohibited in the city.
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jul 12, 2016 14:53
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