Headlines Tagged with Massachusetts — 6,358 headlines found
Supporters—including public health advocates and doctors—are expected to appear at the State House this week to show their support for the bill, with a public hearing reportedly scheduled for Tuesday.
May 16, 2017 Boston (MA) Globe
added May 16, 2017 14:30
A diverse group of supporters—from doctors and public health experts to teenagers—will visit the Statehouse this week to argue for a bill that would make 21 the legal age for buying cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. A public hearing is repo
May 15, 2017 Boston Magazine
added May 15, 2017 17:49
The Board of Health is considering changes...include language referencing the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics aimed at enticing young people to smoke and a ban on the sale of flavored inhalant products, except for inside smoking bars and adult-only r
May 4, 2017 Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added May 5, 2017 12:38
I have been a manager at a business that sells tobacco products for over 27 years and have never been cited for selling such products to anyone underage. Regardless, in June, I will have to go online for two hours and "learn" how to sell tobacco products,
Apr 20, 2017 Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 20, 2017 23:44
With Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg all in support of the concept of raising the age to 21, and with the marijuana legislation providing a good opportunity, now is the time to do so.
Apr 9, 2017 Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:40
Last week, a group of more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, families and volunteers with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network visited Beacon Hill to ask lawmakers to support a tobacco control bill that includes the three-year age boost.
Apr 8, 2017 Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 9, 2017 15:13
While 140 Massachusetts cities and towns have raised their legal tobacco sales from 18 to 21, there's a renewed push to enact a similar restriction statewide.
Mar 29, 2017 Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
Given the trends and political climate, it would be an upset if Massachusetts does not raise the tobacco purchase age. But upsets have happened on Beacon Hill before. For all the arguments in favor of raising the age, the opposition has never lost on the
Mar 29, 2017 Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
More than 100 cancer survivors, teenagers, and their families gathered at the State House, urging lawmakers to support a bill to raise the state smoking age from 18 to 21. Young adults are a key market for the tobacco industry with 95% of smokers startin
Mar 29, 2017 WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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.
Mar 29, 2017 WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25