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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Marion Board of Health

As a member of the LGBTQ community who works on town-level tobacco control policy...I would like to provide perspective on the tobacco industry’s targeting of the gay community which has led to much higher smoking rates today.
The Wanderer (Mattapoisett, MA)
added Dec 3, 2017 19:11
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[Massachusetts] Majority of smokers surveyed think flavored tobacco sales should be restricted

86 percent of Worcester adults surveyed—including 72 percent of those surveyed who smoke—believe flavored tobacco products should be sold exclusively by adult-only establishments. The students will present their findings at the Worcester Board of Health o
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:04
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[Massachusetts] 'Let Malia live': Chelsea Clinton, Common, more rush to Malia Obama's defense on Twitter

That was the sentiment felt on Twitter Friday as a video of the former first daughter appearing to smoke circulated the Internet. In the clip, it looks like the 19-year-old first-year Harvard student is blowing smoke rings... Some felt the need to put int
USA Today
added Nov 25, 2017 01:16
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[Massachusetts] Health advocates celebrate court-ordered tobacco company ads

In Massachusetts, advocates have been pushing for statewide legislation that would boost the tobacco age from 18 to 21. The bill (S 1218, H 2864) is before the Public Health Committee, which last session endorsed a similar measure that went on to pass th
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Nov 22, 2017 04:37
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[Massachusetts] Inroads made in anti-smoking efforts - and helping smokers quit

It was the day of the annual Great American Smokeout, and Brewer, program manager for the Massachusetts Cessation and Prevention Program and the Tobacco Free Community Partnership Program, was talking to students about the dangers of smoking — and the ne
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 18, 2017 22:06
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Anti-smoking ads -- paid for by tobacco companies -- are coming to Massachusetts

The first ads will run Nov. 26 in newspapers and a week later on television. The newspaper ads will include five full-page ads on different Sundays in 40 major newspapers, including the Boston Globe. The 30 to 45-second television ads will air five times
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Nov 17, 2017 19:39
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[Massachusetts] City seeks prohibitions on smoking near parks, playgrounds, and fields

Somerville Board of Aldermen Legislative Matters Committee on Thursday, November 2, asking that the Director of Health and Human Services report to the on Board whether smoking tobacco and marijuana is restricted to beyond a 50 foot radius around parks, p
Somerville (MA) Times
added Nov 16, 2017 00:03
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[Massachusetts] Middleboro board keeps tobacco-buying age at 18

Middleboro selectmen, acting as the Board of Health, have voted 3-2 to maintain the town’s current tobacco regulations and keep the current legal age to purchase cigarettes at 18 and not 21.
Brockton (MA) Enterprise
added Nov 11, 2017 21:02
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Cigar Category Skirts Regulation

the cigar segment has been relatively immune to federal lawmakers’ sharpest knives. That’s good news for many convenience retailers that are often busy fending off local and state legislation. One example of how cigar sales are at risk is last year’s swe
Convenience Store Decisions
added Nov 10, 2017 17:02
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[Massachusetts] Smoke, but no fire, for Bridgewater tobacco ban

A proposal to ban tobacco sales in Bridgewater couldn’t catch fire among the town’s leadership this week. The Bridgewater Town Council discussed a bylaw prohibiting the sale of tobacco at the council’s meeting Tuesday night, but a motion to refer the pr
Brockton (MA) Enterprise
added Nov 8, 2017 16:36
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