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[Massachusetts] Westminster drops proposal to ban tobacco sales

“It’s no longer under consideration — thank you, you made the difference,” Simoncini said after a brief meeting Wednesday in which the three-member board, without opening the question to the public, voted 2-1 to kill the proposal.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 21, 2014 01:36
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[Massachusetts] Store owners: Butt out! Uproar over Westminster plan to ban tobacco sales

Westminster store owners and their supporters — fuming over their Health Board’s first-in-the-nation plan to ban tobacco sales — plan to pack a public hearing on the controversial proposal tonight that they say will crush business in the sleepy central M
Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 12, 2014 11:58
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[Massachusetts] Peer leaders receive anti-smoking grant

The Watertown Youth Coalition 84 Chapter at the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network was recently awarded a second $1,000 grant from The 84 Movement to work on an initiative to educate the local community about the dangers of flavored cigars and e-ciga
Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 2, 2014 09:49
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TPLP Applauds Surgeon General Report’s Focus on Tobacco Litigation (#SGR50); Massachusetts Seen as New Frontier

Thanks to a landmark 2013 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in the case of Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., the Bay State is poised to become the most attractive state in which to file product liability lawsuits against tobacco compa
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jan 17, 2014 16:06
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[Massachusetts] Our view: Nanny government identifies a new target

Their sale to minors should be prohibited. But the legislation would also extend the ban on smoking ordinary cigarettes in public places to electronic cigarettes. There is no rational basis for this legislation.
Newburyport (MA) News
added Sep 16, 2013 11:35
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[Massachusetts] $609M False Advertising Class Action Over Marlboro Lights Nicotine Levels Goes To Trial

began Monday in a long-running class action filed in 1998 on behalf of nearly 200,000 Massachusetts smokers seeking up to $609 million from tobacco giant Philip Morris USA for allegedly duping them by falsely claiming that Marlboro Light brand cigarettes
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 20, 2015 13:53
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco debate will be relit Tuesday night

recently recommended a series of amendments to the ordinance that are mostly aimed at eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke at city-owned facilities and prohibiting the use of e-smoking devices in smoke-free workplaces. Those amendments will go before
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 15, 2015 21:29
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[Massachusetts] Experts: SJC’s tobacco ruling could pave way for suits

A first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finding that tobacco companies cannot claim special protection under the law simply because their products are addictive could open the door to a slew of product liability suits, experts said. T
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2013 09:37
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[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco taxes grow as anti-smoking funds dwindle

collected more than $882 million in tobacco taxes in the budget year that ended June 30. That includes payments tied to a 1998 settlement....But Massachusetts spent less that 1 percent of that money — about $3.9 million — on smoking cessation.
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added Nov 25, 2015 16:27
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[Massachusetts] Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 25 to 29 - Gate House

RAISE TAX ON FLAVORED CIGARS (S 3 -- Amendment #836) - Senate 26-13, approved an amendment raising the tax on flavored cigars. Amendment supporters said the tax on flavored cigars is too low when compared to other smoking products in the Bay State. They
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jun 3, 2015 00:18
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