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Massachusetts Eyes Higher Tobacco Buying Age

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
Boston Magazine
added May 15, 2017 17:49
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[Massachusetts] Orange BOH mulling proposed changes to tobacco, nicotine regs

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
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added May 5, 2017 12:38
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[Massachusetts] Letter: Sellers are overburdened with tobacco regulations

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,
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 20, 2017 23:44
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Good opportunity to raise state smoking age to 21

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.
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:40
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[Massachusetts] House is battleground for higher tobacco age

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.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 9, 2017 15:13
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[Massachusetts] Groups renew push to raise tobacco age to 21

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.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: A new round for tobacco purchase age debate (Editorial)

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
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Massachusetts] State lawmakers urged to increase legal smoking age

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
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Massachusetts] Should Mass. raise age to buy tobacco to 21?

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.
WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Massachusetts] Rolling tobacco and high profits for iRollie

Both exhausted and exhilarated, Joseph Khoury, senior at the University of Massachusetts and founder of iRollie, started last semester’s finals week with a four-and-a-half-hour drive at three in the morning to make his first exam. Khoury’s drive followed
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Mar 29, 2017 20:50
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