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[Massachusetts] Mass. House OKs 21 As Minimum Age For Buying Tobacco

The Massachusetts House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved raising the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21, a move that would bring the entire state in line with a policy already adopted by many of it
AP - Associated Press
added May 9, 2018 21:29
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[Massachusetts] Local teens fight Big Tobacco's influence

The Gloucester Youth Council is a group of young leaders who have been putting advocacy into action. On Wednesday, some of the teen council members marked Kick Butts Day by traveling to the State House in Boston to protest Big Tobacco's use of cheap, sw
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added May 4, 2018 16:55
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[Massachusetts, New York] Schools Fret as Teens Take to Vaping, Even in Classrooms

Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products.... New York's Plainedge High School was among the first to install new bathroom sensors that can detect e-cigarette vap
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 29, 2018 17:27
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[California, Massachusetts] Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “Ther
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added Mar 16, 2018 19:02
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[Massachusetts] Mass. has above average rate of new lung cancer cases, says report

a new report from the American Lung Association found an above average rate of new lung cancer cases in the Bay State. Massachusetts stands at 29th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. with a lung cancer new incidence rate of 66.5 new cases per 100,
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Mar 1, 2018 06:21
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Pa. Man Gets 1 Year For Aiding Tobacco Tax Evasion ($$)

A Pennsylvania distributor was sentenced to a year and a day behind bars in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to helping a Bay State wholesaler avoid paying more than $9.6 million in taxes on massive shipments of tobacco products
Law360
added Feb 22, 2018 23:31
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[Massachusetts] Agency discovers it’s hard to quit smoking, plans to explore changes to housing policy

Now, three and a half years after the Cambridge ban went into effect, Petruzzi said managers are still hearing many complaints of people smoking inside. “Zero tolerance is not appropriate when you have addiction,” he said. Staff members haven’t received
Cambridge (MA) Day
added Feb 1, 2018 02:44
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[Massachusetts] SMITH: Tobacco: let’s clear the air, indeed.

I believe that rather than actively working against tobacco and nicotine use on campus, UMass has used this policy as another campaign slogan that lacks any real substance in practice. “Tobacco-free” represents a false promise made by UMass, and a change
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Jan 25, 2018 01:08
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[Massachusetts] Sen. Eric Lesser calls for raising tobacco age to 21 statewide following Springfield vote

As the city prepares to raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, Sen. Eric Lesser said it is time for the Legislature to make it a statewide policy. A Senate bill calling for a ban on tobacco sales to people under 21 did not come out of com
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jan 11, 2018 01:22
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Marion Board of Health

As a member of the LGBTQ community who works on town-level tobacco control policy...I would like to provide perspective on the tobacco industry’s targeting of the gay community which has led to much higher smoking rates today.
The Wanderer (Mattapoisett, MA)
added Dec 3, 2017 19:11
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