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[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

[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Chewing tobacco is now banned inside Fenway Park

“We really haven’t had much enforcement ‘cause we’ve had some snow on the ground and cold weather,” Walsh said during a tour of Fenway Park a few days ago. “So we’re going to be out there and watching it, and if the police department, if they see someo
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Apr 11, 2016 17:39

[Massachusetts] Weight Gain Associated With Smoking Cessation May Increase Heart Disease Risk In People With Mental Illness

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital evaluated patients with serious mental illness who quit smoking to examine whether the benefits of quitting outweigh the risks for their study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Medical Daily
added Mar 27, 2016 01:01

[Massachusetts] Regulation restricts sale of flavored tobacco in Saugus

The Board of Health unanimously adopted a draft regulation... The regulation prohibits the sale and distribution of any flavored tobacco product that produces an aroma or taste other than tobacco, menthol, mint or wintergreen. The list includes, but is n
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 11, 2016 23:38

[Massachusetts] Worcester health board considers raising tobacco age to 21

The Board of Health has laid the groundwork to consider possible expansion of local tobacco regulations, to include increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21. Other items the board is interested in looking at includ
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Mar 8, 2016 18:22

[Massachusetts] Falmouth bans indoor vaping, delays action on tobacco purchase age

Board of Health approved a ban on public e-cigarette use, or vaping, Monday night but held off on raising the purchase age for tobacco products to 21. The board postponed its vote on that matter for two weeks after convenience store owners raised concern
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Feb 25, 2016 04:46

[Massachusetts] A man smoked a cigarette at a T station, leading to his arrest

Officers approached David Arrufat, 26, from Quincy, to inform him about the smoking laws on MBTA property. According to a statement from transit police, officers then learned there was a warrant for his arrest from Boston Municipal Court for a heroin tra
Boston (MA) Globe
added Dec 31, 2015 16:55
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