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[Massachusetts] Bourne Bans Smoking At Town Recreation Areas, Beaches

became the latest on Cape Cod to ban smoking on town beaches and recreation areas. The move was made by the Bourne Board of Health at their July 13 meeting to amend the tobacco regulations to include a ban on smoking at town recreation areas and beaches. (Hyannis, MA)
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25

[Massachusetts] As Mass. considers raising tobacco-buying age, Cumberland Farms wants clarity in laws

A letter delivered to House lawmakers last week and signed by more than 1,000 managers and store employees of the Framingham-based chain said workers want their tobacco compliance efforts to be "second-nature." "But as it stands now, we are instead force
Taunton (MA) Gazette
added Jul 8, 2016 02:50

[Massachusetts] Man burned when battery on e-cigarette explodes

A 47-year-old man was treated for second-degree burns to his hand after the battery pack of an electronic cigarette "exploded" in a room at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Chelmsford early Saturday morning, according to firefighters.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jul 4, 2016 17:22

[Massachusetts] Smoking On Beaches Stirs Public Debate In Bourne

a debate is brewing over smokers’ rights: whether the Town of Bourne should institute a ban on smoking at public beaches. Anti-smoking advocates point to smells and health risks of second-hand smoke, while defenders argue that anyone offended by the smel
Bourne (MA) Enterprise
added Jun 24, 2016 16:38

[Massachusetts] Lowell healthboard bans tobacco sales to those under 21

voted unanimously Wednesday to prohibit sales of tobacco products to anyone under 21, and to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products at any store that earns less than 90 percent of its sales from tobacco. The new regulations take effect on Oct. 1, when
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:38

[Massachusetts] TUCCILLE: Bay State Officials Want To Emulate the Drug War to Collect Cigarette Taxes

State officials have hiked tobacco taxes so high in pursuit of the twin not-so-compatible goals of enhancing revenue while also discouraging smoking that people are buying their smokes on the black market, smuggled in from low-tax jurisdictions or oversea
Reason Magazine
added Jun 9, 2016 16:49

[Massachusetts] Pittsfield councilors grill health officials over tobacco regulations

Several city councilors on Tuesday urged the Board of Health to modify its tough new tobacco control regulations, which include a controversial cap on new tobacco sales permits that some believe hinders economic development. The often sharp questioning,
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added May 12, 2016 03:55

[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Council Voices Opposition to Tobacco Regulations

For more than two hours the City Council peppered local and state health officials about tobacco regulations that were implemented in 2014. The issue is coming to a head now after a business was denied a tobacco retailer permit because the regulations
added May 11, 2016 13:07

[Massachusetts] CADWALLADER: The fight against tobacco is not over

Tobacco control isn’t a new topic, but in the effort to stop 1 billion preventable deaths, we still have a long way to go.
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 9, 2016 22:41

[Massachusetts] Will town businesses go up in smoke?

WESTFORD -- On the heels of a new regulation that prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco in town, with a few exceptions, some stores are bracing for a drop in sales revenue. The Board of Health voted 3-0 on April 11 to prohibit the sale of flavored toba
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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