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[Massachusetts] LETTER: SEN. LEWIS/REP. McMURTRY: Raising tobacco sales age to 21 is smart public health and fiscal policy

CONTRARY TO Jeff Jacoby’s recent column...A report from Philip Morris complained that “raising the legal minimum age for cigarette purchase to 21 could gut our key young-adult market.” It is immoral to enable Big Tobacco’s effort to foster lifelong addict
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 17:21

[Massachusetts] LETTER: Let's stop to think of the social benefits of smoking . . . OK, done.

JEFF JACOBY compares the freedom to buy cigarettes... Jacoby wails about individual rights but is really asking the rest of us to absorb the terrible costs of unregulated corporate greed.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 17:19

[Massachusetts] LETTER: Must smokers bow to the oppression of the health zealots?

Jeff Jacoby points out that smokers are a “relatively powerless fraction of the population, frequently ostracized.”... poor health habits should not make any group relatively powerless in a democracy, and, while the dangers of secondhand smoke justify res
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 16:40
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[Massachusetts] Exploding E-Cigarette Burns Hotel Guest

CHELMSFORD (CBS) – A man suffered burns early Saturday morning after his electronic cigarette exploded inside a Chelmsford hotel. Firefighters responded to the Radisson just before 3 a.m. and found minor smoke and fire damage.
added Jul 4, 2016 17:11

[Massachusetts] Vape shop owners say new federal regulations could close them down

Opponents of a new tobacco product review process, announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May, say it will cost manufacturers of e-cigarettes, e-juice and delivery systems millions of dollars per product – money they can’t afford. The FDA,
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 25, 2016 02:19

[Massachusetts] Smoking On Beaches Stirs Public Debate In Bourne

a debate is brewing over smokers’ rights: whether the Town of Bourne should institute a ban on smoking at public beaches. Anti-smoking advocates point to smells and health risks of second-hand smoke, while defenders argue that anyone offended by the smel
Bourne (MA) Enterprise
added Jun 24, 2016 16:38
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[Massachusetts] Over protests, Lowell board bans under-21 tobacco sales

About a dozen people spoke in favor of the change and about a dozen people spoke in opposition before the board's unanimous vote. Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician, gave the board samples of tobacco products with flavors like cotton candy to illustrate
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:39

[Massachusetts] Lowell healthboard bans tobacco sales to those under 21

voted unanimously Wednesday to prohibit sales of tobacco products to anyone under 21, and to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products at any store that earns less than 90 percent of its sales from tobacco. The new regulations take effect on Oct. 1, when
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:38

[Massachusetts] TUCCILLE: Bay State Officials Want To Emulate the Drug War to Collect Cigarette Taxes

State officials have hiked tobacco taxes so high in pursuit of the twin not-so-compatible goals of enhancing revenue while also discouraging smoking that people are buying their smokes on the black market, smuggled in from low-tax jurisdictions or oversea
Reason Magazine
added Jun 9, 2016 16:49

[Massachusetts] Worcester Board of Health raises minimum smoking age to 21

The Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday night to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21. The new regulation will go into effect Sept. 1. The board's vote came after a packed public hearing that included public
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 2, 2016 17:43
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