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[Massachusetts] Mass. Advocates Want To Snuff Out Higher Premiums For Smokers

The debate about whether smokers should pay more for health insurance has created unusual alliances. Tobacco companies are working alongside cancer societies and consumer groups to persuade states they should reject higher charges for smokers. “First of
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added May 24, 2013 11:55
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[Massachusetts] Legislation would ban smoking in vehicles with children

Smokers who drive with children in their vehicles would no longer be able to light up, under legislation being considered by the Legislature's Public Health Committee. Paul Heroux, a freshman state representative from Attleboro, wants to make it illegal
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 17, 2013 13:17
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[Massachusetts] Norwood bans smoking pot in public places

"People with a medical condition alleviated by marijuana don't have to smoke it publically," police chief Bill Brooks said. The measure was approved at the Monday, May 13, Special Town Meeting. Brooks said it is meant to act as a deterrent, similar to t
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 17, 2013 05:55
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[Massachusetts] Springfield Fire Department: Careless disposal of smoking materials cause of blaze that displaced 5 from Forest Park neighborhood home

Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Apr 4, 2013 07:56
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[Massachusetts] Youth Crew 'kicks butts' against tobacco

Members of the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse Youth Crew joined more than 200 youths from across the Commonwealth at the Massachusetts State House March 20 for a "Kick Butts Day" to celebrate their role in reducing the influence of the tobacco
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 31, 2013 14:52
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[Massachusetts, Minnesota] Is smoking a mental health issue?

But the Boston Globe presents one of the realities of smoking rarely considered in the effort to stamp it out: The mentally ill smoke as a means of controlling the symptoms of their illness. "They rely on the cigarettes to soothe their symptoms -- what
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 25, 2013 16:52
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[Massachusetts] Board of Health ups Walpole tobacco sale age to 19

The Board of Health voted unanimously Tuesday night to raise the local age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 19 years old. The change takes effect Thursday, March 21.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 17, 2013 12:32
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[Massachusetts] Cancer survivors call for tobacco taxes

Cancer survivors gather at the State House Thursday to call on lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network supports legislation to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.25 and to apply taxes to other tobacco
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 17, 2013 10:30
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[Massachusetts] Health Board pushes back Walpole cigarette age vote

The Board of Health will decide whether or not to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 next month.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Feb 19, 2013 18:03
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[Massachusetts] DOBBS: Column: Inconsiderate smokers contaminate campus

What’s the difference, in terms of impact on public health and quality of communal life, between smoking and splashing around in a bucket of sewage?
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Feb 7, 2013 08:45
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