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[Massachusetts, New York, Vermont] ALA 2018 Tobacco Report: NY 'Stalled.' MA, VT 'Best Grades Overall'

while New York has taken significant steps to reduce tobacco use, including the recent inclusion of electronic cigarettes in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act, more than 28,000 New Yorkers will die this year from tobacco use. "Despite the progresses made
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Jan 26, 2018 00:01
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[Massachusetts, Rhode Island] VIDEO: American Lung Association gives mixed reports for R.I., Mass. tobacco policies

The ALA reports 1,800 Rhode Islanders die annually from tobacco use, along with 9,000 Massachusetts residents.
WPRI Fox 12 (East Providence, RI)
added Jan 25, 2018 02:09
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[Massachusetts] SMITH: Tobacco: let’s clear the air, indeed.

I believe that rather than actively working against tobacco and nicotine use on campus, UMass has used this policy as another campaign slogan that lacks any real substance in practice. “Tobacco-free” represents a false promise made by UMass, and a change
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Jan 25, 2018 01:08
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[Massachusetts] Vaping As Lesser Evil: Boston Expert's Top Takeaways From Big E-Cig Report

WBUR spoke with Dr. Siegel about the new report, cigarettes versus e-cigarettes, and how he has been ostracized by his public health peers... I think the most important takeaway from the report is that if there are any long-term consequences [to vaping],
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jan 24, 2018 17:35
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[Massachusetts] DELLECHIALE: The New Rambler: Goodbye, Juul world

Instead of cigarettes, I kept seeing these little wafer cookie-looking vapes. I had seen a few of them before the break — inside Mugar Library of all places — but once I got back, I began seeing tons of them. I learned these devices were called Juuls. W
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Jan 24, 2018 04:44
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This is how much it's going to cost you over a lifetime if you're a smoker in Massachusetts

The financial cost of being a smoker in Massachusetts can add up to $43,319 per year, according to an analysis from WalletHub,...Over a lifetime, smoking costs the average Massachusetts smoker $2.2 million. That's less than New York ($2.3 million) but mo
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jan 17, 2018 20:17
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Educators, parents must catch up to vaping trends

Encouragingly, educators are updating school policy to make it clear that e-cigarettes are barred on school grounds, and that using them carries consequences. Schools have also worked to educate parents, letting them know their children may be at risk.
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jan 17, 2018 08:46
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[Massachusetts] Sen. Eric Lesser calls for raising tobacco age to 21 statewide following Springfield vote

As the city prepares to raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, Sen. Eric Lesser said it is time for the Legislature to make it a statewide policy. A Senate bill calling for a ban on tobacco sales to people under 21 did not come out of com
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jan 11, 2018 01:22
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[Massachusetts] Watertown youth lead movement to fight Big Tobacco

The 84 Movement is a statewide youth tobacco prevention program that fights the tobacco industry’s tactics of making their products sweet, cheap and easy to get. Joseph and Moore, both juniors at Watertown High School, join 15 other youth to help lead t
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:15
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[Massachusetts] Springfield City Council approves age 21 requirement for buying tobacco

City Council gave final approval Monday to an ordinance that will ban the sale of tobacco products to people under age 21, rather than the current legal age of 18, with the higher age aimed at reducing early access and addiction.
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jan 11, 2018 02:10
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