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A History of Smoking Bans in Massachusetts

A smoking ban on Cape Cod beaches will soon go into effect. This isn't the first time efforts have been made to ban smoking in Massachusetts. Here is a list of notable efforts to curb smoking in the Bay State:
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 13, 2014 11:25
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[Massachusetts] Cheap cigarettes lure shoppers to New Hampshire

“I live in Lawrence and I come here for cigarettes all the time. I don’t even buy cigarettes in Massachusetts,” Christiane Petty said. “Packs cost almost $9 in Massachusetts. Here, they are probably around $6.” Petty admits she loves New Hampshire. “Th
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Dec 10, 2013 17:02
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[Massachusetts] Changes to tobacco sales proposed

The proposed changes will allow the city’s Health Department to increase the age of persons buying tobacco from 18 to 21. ... would abolish the sale of tobacco products and nicotine delivery services in all city healthcare institutions, which are defined
Newburyport (MA) News
added Nov 20, 2013 15:40
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[Massachusetts] Letter: Government is hypocritical on tobacco laws, taxes

Until the state and federal agencies have the guts to make this so-called lethal and addictive product illegal (as they should), then they need to stop penalizing smokers for using it. Or smokers should be able to sue the government for fraud and negligen
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Aug 17, 2013 14:17
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[Massachusetts] Minimum smoking age graduates to 19

Eighteen-year-olds can no longer legally buy cigarettes in Brookline, as a measure spearheaded by high school students to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products kicked in last weekend. The new bylaw will affect 28 local retailers who sell tob
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 10, 2013 11:21
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[Massachusetts] Blowing smoke: Most tobacco money going elsewhere ($$)

Twenty years ago, supporters of a tobacco tax increase for Massachusetts had lofty goals for the money. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack to fund the creation of the Massachusetts T
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jun 4, 2013 10:02
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[Massachusetts] Health director: More fines on way if Saugus tobacco shop reopens

The MYO Smokers Club in Saugus was shut down by the board of health but then re-opened after town officials allegedly did not show up for a hearing.
Lynn (MA) Daily Item
added Apr 26, 2013 05:33
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[Massachusetts] I-Team: Alleged Tobacco Scam Costs Taxpayers Millions

Bokhari has made much of his fortune moving large amounts of tobacco products from Pennsylvania, where there is no tax, into New England where taxes are as high as 90 percent. But the I-Team has learned Bokhari is now under federal investigation for all
WBZT.com
added Mar 6, 2013 07:28
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[South Africa, Massachusetts] Big Guns Take Aim at Big Tobacco

week’s “Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century” conference, sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The two-day conference, held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, brought together globa
Harvard Magazine
added Mar 2, 2013 01:17
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[Massachusetts] Westport Board of Health passes new tobacco regulation

On August 27, the Westport Board of Health passed a regulation entitled, "The Sale and Use of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products". The regulation was supported by student members of the Westport High School Chapter of the84.org;
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Oct 18, 2012 09:36
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