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[Massachusetts] Mass. has above average rate of new lung cancer cases, says report

a new report from the American Lung Association found an above average rate of new lung cancer cases in the Bay State. Massachusetts stands at 29th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. with a lung cancer new incidence rate of 66.5 new cases per 100,
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Mar 1, 2018 06:21
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[Massachusetts] Seven organizations work on smoking cessation

The Asian Health Initiative of Tufts Medical Center met Feb. 9 at the downtown hospital. It awarded three-year grants to seven neighborhood organizations who serve the Chinatown community, with each organization reporting on the first year of their effor
Sampan Newspaper
added Feb 23, 2018 16:50
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Pa. Man Gets 1 Year For Aiding Tobacco Tax Evasion ($$)

A Pennsylvania distributor was sentenced to a year and a day behind bars in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to helping a Bay State wholesaler avoid paying more than $9.6 million in taxes on massive shipments of tobacco products
Law360
added Feb 22, 2018 23:31
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[Massachusetts] Peabody Board of Health to prevent smoking pot in public places

trying to stop people from smoking marijuana inside private clubs or hotel rooms. The board will hold a public hearing Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.on a proposed amendment to the city's environmental smoking regulations.
WFXT-TV FOX25 (Dedham, MA)
added Feb 21, 2018 00:31
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[Massachusetts] Joyce Brewer: Fight exploitation of African-Americans by Big Tobacco

tobacco companies have spent decades marketing and promoting menthol cigarettes toward African-Americans through tailored messaging and positive imagery. Sadly, the industry's tactics are working; nearly 9 of every 10 African-American smokers prefer menth
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Feb 18, 2018 03:00
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[Massachusetts] Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexuals: Findings from population-based data [FREE FULL TEXT]

though rates of smoking for all youth in Massachusetts have declined since the late 1990s, significant disparities remain between sexual minority and heterosexual youth....targeted tobacco control programs in Massachusetts are needed; perhaps shifts in so
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:55
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[Massachusetts] MEDREK: A new addiction’s on the rise, but vaping isn’t as safe as people may think / The JUUL is not a cigarette; the JUUL is a new threat

Most of us have seen people walking around campus, at the bars and even in class vaping, but how bad are e-cigarettes compared to tobacco?...JUUL may not kill you like tobacco will, but it is a quickly forming addiction that becomes an expensive habit ov
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Feb 15, 2018 17:36
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[Massachusetts] If smoking's allowed, does that include marijuana? Communities take another look at smoking regulations

Some local communities are taking a second look at smoking regulations to avoid a gap in language that could allow people to smoke pot in designated smoking areas. Beverly has already made changes to head off any problems, and Peabody is considering s
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Feb 13, 2018 17:46
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[Massachusetts] Agency discovers it’s hard to quit smoking, plans to explore changes to housing policy

Now, three and a half years after the Cambridge ban went into effect, Petruzzi said managers are still hearing many complaints of people smoking inside. “Zero tolerance is not appropriate when you have addiction,” he said. Staff members haven’t received
Cambridge (MA) Day
added Feb 1, 2018 02:44
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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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