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[Massachusetts] New tobacco rules in Easthampton headed for public hearing

If the Board of Health agrees, those under the age of 21 will soon be prohibited from buying tobacco products at retail stores within the city. The Board of Health plans a June 10 public hearing on its proposed new rules concerning the sale of tobacco an
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jul 12, 2017 03:16
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[Massachusetts] Braintree schools extend ban on e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are now prohibited in the middle and elementary schools. The school committee approved a measure Monday night which included “nicotine products and paraphernalia” in the tobacco policy as part of a series of revisions to the student
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Jul 11, 2017 05:02
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[Massachusetts] Smoking blamed in Lawrence blaze that left 64 homeless

A six-alarm fire in Lawrence that destroyed one home and damaged four more Sunday was caused by a careless disposal of smoking material, the state fire marshal said. The massive blaze displaced 64 people in and around 131-133 Bennington St.
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2017 08:21
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Health Officials Back Tobacco Control Programs

It has been just short of 10 years since Pittsfield mandated a tobacco retailer training program. Immediately, the number of illegal sales dropped significantly and stayed down, according to health officials. Recently, the Board of Health was asked to e
iBerkshires.com
added Jun 8, 2017 20:17
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[Massachusetts] Quincy double-fatal fire ruled accidental, likely started by cigarettes

the fire that killed two Houghs Neck residents started accidentally, likely by a cigarette near a medical oxygen tank. In the early morning of Feb. 12, a fast-moving blaze claimed the lives of Thelma Powers, 67, and her 19-year-old grandson, William Powe
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Mar 31, 2017 01:43
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[Massachusetts] Should Mass. raise age to buy tobacco to 21?

Last year, the State Senate passed Lewis’ bill with overwhelming support. However, the State House of Representatives never held a floor vote. Opponents said the age change would be blow to personal freedom and would hurt businesses that sell tobacco.
WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Massachusetts] Trials Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal & Manges ($$)

Led by attorneys skilled in breaking down complicated matters for juries, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP notched victories for...Philip Morris USA in a medical-monitoring case, earning it a spot among Law360's 2016 Trials Groups of the...
Law360
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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[Massachusetts] Boston is 'least-friendly' city for vaping

To uncover the most and least friendly e-cigarette locales in the U.S., Halo, an e-cigarette company, looked at the top 300 largest cities and created a list of all the vape shops listed on Yelp. Then, it examined the existing laws that restrict e-cigare
Metro International
added Jan 20, 2017 15:24
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[Massachusetts] Bay State smokers burn through cash at near national high

Smokers in the Bay State burn an average of $43,000 every year to support their habit — more money than in nearly any other region in the U.S., according to a new study on the costs of tobacco addiction. “I think it’s a real eye-opener for smokers natio
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jan 20, 2017 02:40
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[Massachusetts] Cigarette, medical oxygen start fire at condo complex

The plaintiff suffered an ankle fracture descending from a second-story balcony to escape the blaze, which erupted when actively flowing medical oxygen in the unit below was ignited due to the tenant dropping a lit cigarette.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
added Dec 26, 2016 18:12
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