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[Massachusetts] Over protests, Lowell board bans under-21 tobacco sales

About a dozen people spoke in favor of the change and about a dozen people spoke in opposition before the board's unanimous vote. Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician, gave the board samples of tobacco products with flavors like cotton candy to illustrate
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:39
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[Massachusetts] City Hall Notebook: Hearing on tobacco regs Wednesday night

Among the items being considered by the Board of Health include raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. Board members have indicated that raising the minimum age is a priority. More than 100 communities in the state have alrea
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 1, 2016 20:01
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[Massachusetts] Senate considers under-21 ban on tobacco sales

A bill before the state Senate seeks to make Massachusetts the second U.S. state to outlaw the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under the age of 21. The measure scheduled for debate on Thursday would hike the minimum age for purchas
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 28, 2016 20:42
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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?
WBZT.com
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
WBZT.com
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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