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[Massachusetts] Study: E-cigarettes may cause cancer-like cell growth

“But there is definitely some evidence of damage to cells that have been exposed. The electronic cigarette contains liquids, and when they burn, they have other substances in the liquid that could be disease-causing.” “We really have no idea the potentia
Boston (MA) Herald
added Apr 19, 2015 10:45
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[Massachusetts] New data shows spike in smokeless tobacco sales

The number of smokeless tobacco products sold in Massachusetts is soaring, as are the levels of nicotine packed into many of them, according to a new analysis from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 21, 2014 10:46
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[Massachusetts] For smokers, a Common spot revoked

Emerson students aren't the first ones to make Boston Common a hub for smokers. According to an article in the Boston Globe, Boston's relationship with smoking dates back to the 17th century, when the colony's Puritan founders effectively banned the use
Berkeley Beacon (Emerson College)
added Feb 2, 2014 13:45
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[Massachusetts] Cigarettes Are More Addictive Than Ever Before, Suggests New Study

smokers are now taking in significantly more nicotine every time they puff on a cigarette than in previous years. “Cigarettes have a more efficient nicotine delivery system than ever before,” said Thomas Land, director of the Office of Health Information
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 17, 2014 18:25
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[Massachusetts] Alarm Bells over E-Cigarettes

Michael Siegel, a School of Public Health professor of community health sciences, suggests that the negative effects of electronic cigarettes have been wildly overblown, clouding the important benefits of e-cigarettes as devices to help people quit smoki
BU Bridge (Boston University)
added Sep 26, 2013 06:21
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[Massachusetts] Smoking to be banned outside Springfield public housing

For residents of public housing owned by the Springfield Housing Authority , smoking has been banned inside their apartments for the last year. Now, they will no longer be able to smoke outside as well. Starting next week, smoking will be banned on all S
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 27, 2013 15:09
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[Massachusetts] Smokers Seek $600M In Marlboro Lights False Ad Trial ($$)

200,000 Massachusetts smokers on Monday urged a state judge to award it more than $600 million in its suit alleging Philip Morris USA Inc. falsely advertised Marlboro Lights cigarettes delivered less tar and nicotine to users, saying that the product was
Law360
added Nov 24, 2015 21:24
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[Massachusetts] Raising the minimum buying age for tobacco could mean fewer people start to smoke

In the past two years, communities around the country have begun to follow Needham's lead. To date, more than 50 communities in seven states have raised their tobacco sales age to 21, including New York City in 2014. And the momentum keeps growing. And a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 3, 2015 23:06
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco Companies Are Making Cigarettes Deadlier Than Ever

The report, titled “Designed for Addiction,” was released on the fifth anniversary of the law President Barack Obama signed in 2009 that gave the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 25, 2014 06:47
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[Massachusetts] Weymouth firefighter fired for smoking loses appeal

In a ruling released Thursday, the state Civil Service Commission said the town had cause to fire Kenneth Morehouse in January 2012 after he was caught violating a statewide ban on police and firefighters smoking on or off the job. The ban has been in pl
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Apr 26, 2013 06:53
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