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[Massachusetts] Are companies' 'No Smoking' policies turning into 'no smokers need apply'?

More and more Massachusetts employers, worried about health-care costs, sick days and perhaps emboldened by a buyers market for labor, are looking into excluding smokers from their pools of job applicants, said Thomas Jones, vice president of the employe
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 4, 2013 13:35

[Massachusetts] Dennis opts out of tobacco stings on businesses

So how do Dennis officials determine if local retailers are selling cigarettes or other tobacco to minors? They don't, unless the Food and Drug Administration performs a random check. Even then, violations may lead nowhere.
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Feb 7, 2013 08:43

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Targeting nicotine

we urge the Dennis Board of Health to reconsider its position on this important issue. If issuing permits to local retailers is an unfair burden, why is it that all 14 other Cape towns issue the permits? And why is that 279 of the state's 351 municipaliti
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Feb 7, 2013 08:42

[Massachusetts] Univ. to offer cessation program for smokers

the smoke-free campus initiative committee held a question and answer panel on Tuesday, and the university announced a new smoking cessation program for students.
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Feb 7, 2013 08:47

[Massachusetts] Researchers Identify Involuntary Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Boston Public Housing Authority Residents with Salivary Cotinine Testing from Salimetrics.

A recent study from the Massachusetts General Hospital found a detectable level of the nicotine metabolite, cotinine, in 88% of non-smoking children and adults, indicating that they had been involuntarily exposed to tobacco smoke as a resident of the Bos
PR Web
added Jan 31, 2013 13:50

[Massachusetts] Tobacco smoke exposure in a sample of Boston public housing residents.

Tobacco smoke exposure is substantially higher in this sample of nonsmoking BHA residents than among nonsmoking Americans nationally. A comprehensive prohibition on smoking in BHA housing units enacted in October 2012 will help protect this highly expose
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Jan 31, 2013 13:48

[Massachusetts] Is tobacco a gay issue?

In an article in the journal of Cancer, Causes, and Control . . . . Groups like the Boston-based The Fenway Institute are looking to bring to light statistics about the prevalence of tobacco use amongst LGBT’s and create support groups for those trying t
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Jan 31, 2013 13:37

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Smoking ban not right for NU

A more viable alternative would be designated smoking areas that are numerous and close to central areas on campus, but away from areas with heavy foot traffic – such as behind the Forsyth Building. If these areas are convenient enough, and the restricti
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Feb 7, 2013 08:39

[Massachusetts] Budget Shortfalls Burning Anti-Smoking Funds

Millions of dollars originally intended for smoking cessation programs in Massachusetts have been diverted to offset budget deficits, leaving the state struggling to fund quit-smoking hotlines, treatment programs and anti-tobacco advertising, the New Eng
WGBH (Boston, MA)
added Jan 30, 2013 20:27

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: State caught in tobacco tax shell game

. Patrick also hopes to reap another $18.54 million from raising taxes on other tobacco products. So clearly, the state’s interest is not getting smokers to quit. The state is interested in making as much money as it can from smokers’ addiction to tobacc
Newburyport (MA) News
added Jan 29, 2013 14:02
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