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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: State lawmakers will debate bill that proposes raising legal age to buy tobacco

That’s already the case in more than 80 towns in Massachusetts, and lawmakers are deciding whether it should become a statewide law. The State Senate is expected to debate a bill Thursday that would hike the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Apr 24, 2016 23:43
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[Massachusetts] Worcester officials push for tighter control over smoking, tobacco sales

Board of Health and a City Council committee are considering a wide array of strategies that would further limit where people could smoke, and make it more difficult for minors to have access... The city also wants to get under control the proliferation o
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Apr 14, 2016 14:54
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: NightSide – Watch Out For The Tobacco Police

Do you think this makes sense? Do you think the fact that professional athletes are often role models for young kids plays into this decision? Is this law a step too far?
added Apr 9, 2016 13:46
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[Massachusetts] Early CT screening of smokers can detect disease when it's still curable

Health providers at some Central Massachusetts hospitals are saving lives by using low-dose CT-scanning to screen people with a smoking history, in hopes of picking up lung cancer while it’s curable. One of the lives that has been spared belongs to Ruth
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Apr 6, 2016 21:34
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[Massachusetts] Child-Resistant Packaging Required For E-Cigarette Liquids

The new restrictions are intended to address concerns that children may swallow the liquids or gels, which contain a high concentration of nicotine. They take effect Tuesday. Attorney General Maura Healey says children can be attracted to the bright col
added Mar 14, 2016 00:37
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Raise the age for tobacco use

And the Legislature would do well to follow the lead of 128 Massachusetts communities — along with the CVS pharmacy chain, which in 2014 stopped selling tobacco and lined the walls behind cash registers with anti-smoking messages rather than rows of butt
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added Mar 11, 2016 23:31
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[Massachusetts] State eyes smoking age of 21

Lawmakers could soon clear the air of confusion over how old smokers must be to buy cigarettes by making Massachusetts only the second state, after Hawaii, to set the minimum age at 21. "This will once again put us at the forefront of preventing youth
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Mar 11, 2016 23:29
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[Massachusetts] Gloucester raises age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21

The Gloucester Board of Health joins 99 other Massachusetts communities in adopting regulation changes that raise the minimum purchase age of tobacco and nicotine delivery products in the City from 18 years to 21.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 11, 2016 23:07
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the Leominster and Fitchburg boards of health are seeking to relegate the sale of flavored tobacco to tobacco outlets, reports the Sentinel and Enterprise News, and prohibit convenience stores and gas stations from selling any type of flavored tobacco pro
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Mar 8, 2016 16:56
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[Massachusetts] To curb tobacco use, committee bill raises smoking age to 21

The Massachusetts smoking age would rise to 21 and pharmacies would be banned from selling cigarettes and other tobacco products under a bill recommended Thursday by the Joint Committee on Public Health.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 4, 2016 14:05
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