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[Massachusetts] Marshfield Town Meeting voters ban public marijuana consumption

Marshfield Town Meeting voters approved a bylaw that would ban public consumption of marijuana on Marshfield's streets, but still allow qualified patients to consume the drug in public in non-smoking forms Monday, May 5.
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 15, 2014 11:08
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Reasonable rules for e-cigarettes

the rationale for such bans - protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke - doesn't apply to e-cigarettes. If nicotine, as opposed to tobacco, is the enemy, shouldn't they apply the same rules to nicotine gum and nicotine patches? E-cigarettes have the
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Apr 30, 2014 17:31
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[Massachusetts] Holyoke to ban smoking in public parks to limit harm of second-hand smoke, but ban delayed for 1 year

City Council has approved an ordinance to ban smoking in public parks and Mayor Alex B. Morse said Wednesday he will sign it into law. The prohibition won't take effect for a year as officials said they want to take time to educate the public and get peo
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 6, 2014 02:31
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[Massachusetts] Judge dismisses smoke shop complaint

A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit launched by the owner of the Smoking Monkey in Seabrook. The suit attempted to block a town ordinance designed to stop the distribution of fake marijuana products in town
Newburyport (MA) News
added Jan 26, 2014 06:21
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[Massachusetts] DOOLEY: A ban on cigarettes: Healthy for you, not the economy

A ban would only exacerbate the current economic struggles we face today. For the time being, the government is willing to sacrifice the health of its people for economic gain.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 16, 2013 19:20
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[Massachusetts] Franklin: Public hearing set for new tobacco regulations

If passed, the controls would reshape how the town handles tobacco sales, raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 19 and establishing a tobacco and nicotine delivery products permit, administered by the board. Currently the town does not ha
Milford (MA) Daily News
added Dec 7, 2013 14:43
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[Massachusetts] Franklin Board of Health mulls raising tobacco purchase age

Board Chairman Bruce Hunchard has requested that the age limit be included with other new tobacco regulations currently being drafted by town health officials.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added Nov 25, 2013 11:15
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[Massachusetts] UMass Lowell students want campus tobacco ban

During the Great American Smokeout on campus tomorrow, students are planning informational events and cessation and counseling programs, which will continue throughout November, which is Lung Cancer Awareness month.
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Nov 20, 2013 12:27
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[Massachusetts] North Adams asserts 'no smoking' in playgrounds, on city property

City officials and health advocates debuted new smoke-free signs at the Noel Field Playground Thursday. The new signs are part of a rejuvenated effort to enforce new smoking regulations which ban smoking on city property and during city events.
North Adams (MA) Transcript
added Nov 15, 2013 16:49
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[Massachusetts] Colonial Avenue fire displaces 14 in two homes; smoker blamed

Officials blame careless disposal of a lit cigarette on a first-floor porch, which they say ignited in flames that shot up to second- and third-floor porches. No residents were injured, but three firefighters were sent to the hospital, one with a should
Dorchester (MA) Reporter
added Nov 3, 2013 22:58
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