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[Massachusetts] Smoking Ban Includes Electronic Cigarettes, South Beach Smoke Wants More People Educated

The town of Great Barrington, MA has expanded its anti-smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes.
added Jan 1, 2013 12:05

[Massachusetts] Local smoking prohibitions set to take effect on new year

The Tri-Town Health Department had a fruitful 2012 in helping Berkshire County’s larger localities adopt stricter policies to rein in the use and sale of tobacco. Tri-Town Director of Public Health James Wilusz, who runs the regional health department, r
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Dec 28, 2012 05:46

[Massachusetts] COYKENDALL: Guest View: No place for tobacco smoke in multi-unit housing

The good news for Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham is that a new project of Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast, a regional wellness coalition aiming for healthier communities through policy and systems change, tackles this problem head-on. Working with h
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Dec 28, 2012 04:24

[Massachusetts] Great Barrington expands smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes

The town has expanded its anti-smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes, an inhaler that resembles a cigarette, but delivers nicotine in a vapor rather than smoke. Following an update of the town's smoking ordinance, higher fines will be attach
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Dec 26, 2012 21:40

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Decline in teen smoking a fabulous holiday gift

Our favorite statistic from the study, which is full of positive news, is this: Only 16 percent of eighth-graders have tried even a single cigarette. The best way not to become addicted is never to start in the first place. Those who keep their hands off
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Dec 26, 2012 15:11

[Massachusetts] LETTER: The importance of smoke-free housing

"The best way to protect the millions of U.S. multi-unit housing residents from exposure to secondhand smoke is by prohibiting smoking in all units and shared areas of their buildings," said Tim McAfee, MD, MPH, director of the CDC's Office on Smoking a
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Dec 21, 2012 08:37

[Massachusetts] Local bylaws cloud future use of electronic cigarettes

The popularity of the battery-powered devices has communities across MetroWest and Massachusetts trying to keep up. Framingham became the first town in the area to regulate e-cigarettes when the Board of Health voted last week to treat them like tobacco
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Dec 16, 2012 16:02

[Massachusetts] Melrose considers banning tobacco sales at pharmacies

Officials in the city of Melrose will considering banning the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in pharmacies, according to city records.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Dec 14, 2012 18:13

Nearly 1 million Massachusetts residents exposed to second-hand smoke from neighbors

Nearly 1 million Massachusetts residents who don’t smoke and live in apartments or attached houses are exposed regularly to cigarette smoke from their neighbors’ homes, according to a report released Friday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and
Boston (MA) Globe
added Dec 14, 2012 17:26

[Massachusetts] Ban on pharmacy tobacco sales likely

After more than a year of discussion, the Barnstable Board of Health expects to approve a ban on tobacco sales at all retail locations that contain pharmacies at its Jan. 15 meeting.
Barnstable (MA) Patriot
added Dec 14, 2012 17:18
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