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[Massachusetts] Bellingham may ban sale of cigarettes, tobacco products at local pharmacies

The Board of Health is considering several new amendments to its tobacco bylaw, most notably prohibiting pharmacies from selling tobacco products and banning cigarette smoking at town-owned parks and fields.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added Feb 21, 2013 11:21

[Massachusetts] Health Board pushes back Walpole cigarette age vote

The Board of Health will decide whether or not to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 next month.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Feb 19, 2013 18:03

[Massachusetts] Gone is the smoke, replaced by the kids

It seems like most restaurants opening in the suburbs west of Boston these days are either a pub or a tavern, but they hardly resemble the smoke-filled watering holes of yore. Out went the cigarettes, in came the families with children. And thanks to sh
Boston (MA) Globe
added Feb 17, 2013 15:04
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[Massachusetts] Smoke-​​free campus debate moves to Faculty Senate

The Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday engaged in a lively dis­cus­sion about the university’s plan to explore a smoke-​​free campus, con­tin­uing a new committee’s effort to gather feed­back on the issue.
Northeastern News
added Feb 15, 2013 09:59

[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Chicopee Woman Hit with Over $2,000 Tax Bill for Internet Purchases

Lynn Provost is a smoker and has been since she was 14, but never in her life did she expect to get a letter from the state - essentially a bill - stating she owed $2,500 in taxes, interest, and penalties. "I called and they said it was from cigarettes
abc40 WGGB-TV (Springfield, MA)
added Feb 15, 2013 09:02

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Another reason to quit smoking

And it would be no surprise that, privately, an employer might consider a smoker a liability. Smoking costs the state an average of $1.9 billion in lost productivity and more than $3 billion in medical expenses annually, according to the U.S. Centers for
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 7, 2013 09:44

[Massachusetts] Are companies' 'No Smoking' policies turning into 'no smokers need apply'?

More and more Massachusetts employers, worried about health-care costs, sick days and perhaps emboldened by a buyers market for labor, are looking into excluding smokers from their pools of job applicants, said Thomas Jones, vice president of the employe
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 4, 2013 13:35

[Massachusetts] Dennis opts out of tobacco stings on businesses

So how do Dennis officials determine if local retailers are selling cigarettes or other tobacco to minors? They don't, unless the Food and Drug Administration performs a random check. Even then, violations may lead nowhere.
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Feb 7, 2013 08:43

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Targeting nicotine

we urge the Dennis Board of Health to reconsider its position on this important issue. If issuing permits to local retailers is an unfair burden, why is it that all 14 other Cape towns issue the permits? And why is that 279 of the state's 351 municipaliti
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Feb 7, 2013 08:42

[Massachusetts] Univ. to offer cessation program for smokers

the smoke-free campus initiative committee held a question and answer panel on Tuesday, and the university announced a new smoking cessation program for students.
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Feb 7, 2013 08:47
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