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Massachusetts imposes tough smoking ban

A statewide indoor smoking ban covering work places, bars and restaurants went into effect Monday throughout Massachusetts, and public health officials said they plan to aggressively pursue violators. Smokers face a $100 fine for each violation, and busin
NBC News
added Jun 11, 2014 18:11

[Massachusetts] LEUNG: Gas stations need to kick the habit, too

Gas stations and convenience stores are addicted to cigarettes much in the way smokers are. Getting these merchants to quit will be much harder than getting Walgreens and Walmart to take cigarettes off their shelves. For Vercollone, tobacco sales repres
Boston (MA) Globe
added Feb 7, 2014 13:28

[New England, Massachusetts, Rhode Island] RI Black Market Tobacco Sales Rampant, Among Worst in Nation

Up to 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in Rhode Island are smuggled into the state according to one estimate. That analysis comes from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research group ... "the best solution to the problem of interstate
added Dec 25, 2013 22:31

[Massachusetts] Border Residents Flock to New Hampshire for Cheaper Smokes

Less than a week after a $1-a-pack cigarette increase takes effect in Massachusetts, smokers are flocking to New Hampshire for cheaper cigarettes.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Aug 12, 2013 17:33

Massachusetts Prepares For Tobacco Tax Hike

Retailers in the state will need to mark up cigarettes as of July 31, 2013 at least an additional 25 cents per pack due to the $1 per pack tax increase because the state minimum cigarette price law requires a 25% minimum retail mark up.
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 30, 2013 04:52

VIDEO: SJC-11179, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Oral Arguments: Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Company

Torts; Wrongful Death-- Various issues arising out of a multi-million dollar judgment against a cigarette manufacturer in a suit by the estate of a smoker who died from lung cancer; whether an award of punitive damages was proper.
Suffolk University Law School - Boston
added Dec 7, 2012 16:33

[Massachusetts] Tobacco company challenges $152m award in case of Newport cigarette smoker

In his oral argument to the Supreme Judicial Court, attorney Paul F. Ware Jr. said there was no evidence presented at a Suffolk Superior Court civil trial that directly linked the giveway of Newport cigarettes in the Orchard Park neighborhood to the smok
Boston (MA) Globe
added Dec 4, 2012 13:47

[Massachusetts] Potential cigarette carton images stir controversy

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing to require graphic images on cigarette packaging, controversy over First Amendment rights has stirred a number of health and smoking rights advocates.
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Oct 16, 2012 07:18

CASAA: Massachusetts Call to Action on E-Cigarette Tax Bill

H.4291 would change Massachusetts' definition of 'smokeless tobacco' for tax purposes to include electronic cigarettes and dissolvable tobacco.
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
added Jul 30, 2012 12:04

[Massachusetts] Smokey Joe's Cigar Lounge, residents clash over smoking permit in downtown Springfield

located on the ground floor of the McIntosh Condominiums on Chestnut Street, has local and state permits to allow smoking by its members and guests, but the condominium association is opposed to renewal, saying they are harmed by second-hand smoke.
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Aug 10, 2016 18:32
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