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[Massachusetts] Worcester Housing Authority to go smoke free

it will ban smoking inside all of its properties beginning April 1, and a handful of people gathered Monday afternoon outside apartment buildings in Great Brook Valley mostly said the ban was understandable. “You have to think about the secondary smoke,”
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Feb 23, 2016 19:13
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Fitchburg Housing Authority clears the air

With its new policy, the Fitchburg Housing Authority joins the growing number of public and private multiunit housing properties throughout Massachusetts with smoke-free policies, a positive trend that protects residents from the serious health effects o
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise
added Jan 27, 2016 21:28
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[Massachusetts] Wareham Health Board raises tobacco-buying age to 21

Following a growing trend in Massachusetts and nationally, the Wareham Board of Health unanimously voted Wednesday to boost the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in the town from 18 to 21 years, effective April 1.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jan 21, 2016 17:33
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[Massachusetts] Stoughton looking to raise tobacco age to 21

Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates, has led 80 cities and towns in Massachusetts to adopting Tobacco 21, an initiative to raise the legal tobacco purchasing age to 21. And Stoughton could be one of the next.
WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Jan 17, 2016 20:25
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[Massachusetts] Sturbridge Publick House open after cigarette in planter completely destroys motel in fire

Although the motel was hit with a major fire Sunday morning that officials now saw was caused by a cigarette left in a planter, a wedding planned at the Publick House later that day went off without a hitch. General Manager Michael Glick said business wi
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jan 11, 2016 18:40
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[Massachusetts] Somerville Sees Positive Feedback From Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age

“We have not received any pushback or negative comments from the community,” Kress told Patch.”Rather we have had several positive comments and thank you and congratulations comments.” The new rules ban tobacco sales in pharmacies as well as nearly all
added Jan 8, 2016 21:36
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[Massachusetts] Careless disposal of smoking materials cause of deadly Springfield blaze, fire department says

Careless disposal of smoking materials was the cause of the blaze that took the life of a 57-year-old St. James Boulevard woman Tuesday night. The Spring field Arson & Bomb Squad, along with troopers from the state Fire Marshal's office, made the determi
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Nov 21, 2015 20:41
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[Massachusetts] Maine To Ban Electronic Cigarettes In Public Places

A law that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is banned is set to take effect in the coming days. The new law bans electronic cigarettes in places such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches where tradition
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 12, 2015 20:12
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[Massachusetts] Ashland vendors express concern for retails penalities in proposed tobacco regs

According to Board of Health member Ed Hart, three of the 18 vendors in town who can sell tobacco products attended and spoke at the forum...Hart said the vendors were mainly concerned over the length of time they could lose their license if they sold to
Wicked Local (MA)
added Sep 26, 2015 23:25
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[Massachusetts] Boston votes to ban chewing tobacco from ballparks, including Fenway

On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to make its baseball parks and stadiums, including historic Fenway, tobacco-free zones. And yes, the ordinance covers the kind of tobacco you chew, a longtime favorite of many MLB players. “This action wil
Washington Post
added Sep 8, 2015 11:02
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