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[Massachusetts] Local age limit up to 19 for buying tobacco

Walpole’s Board of Health voted unanimously on March 12 to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 19. The change took effect Thursday. The board had been asked by an area pediatrician to raise the age to 21, but decided on 19 fo
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 24, 2013 18:21

[Massachusetts] Dangers of smoking near an oxygen tank

“We've had several fires with the people smoking with the oxygen tanks it's a big problem. I know the State Fire Marshal is very concerned with that”, says Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant The Fire Marshal has started a campaign called "Brea
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 19, 2013 03:25

[Massachusetts] Arlington eyes raising minimum age to buy cigarettes

Health officials in Arlington are looking to drastically overhaul tobacco sale regulations in the town, including raising the minimum purchasing age to 21 and prohibiting drug stores from selling cigarettes.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 19, 2013 01:23

[Massachusetts] Bill would ban smoking in apartments

Mr. Bowen has had state Rep. Jennifer E. Benson, D-Lunenburg, file a bill that would limit smoking to detached single-family homes. The first two bills were recommended to be studied, or to die quietly. This time around, Mr. Bowen said, he hopes anti-smo
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Mar 18, 2013 09:45

[Massachusetts] Helping the mentally ill quit smoking

Genesis Club is part of a network of clubhouses for people with mental illness, funded by the state and with private donations. While they provide some addiction recovery services, the clubhouses have historically operated outside of the health care syst
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 18, 2013 04:43

[Massachusetts] Cigarette causes Ware apartment fire, sends woman to hospital

Three people displaced, one in the hospital ... a woman forgot to put out her cigarette. It started a fire which caused the woman's home oxygen tank to explode.
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 18, 2013 09:28

[Massachusetts] Cancer survivors call for tobacco taxes

Cancer survivors gather at the State House Thursday to call on lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network supports legislation to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.25 and to apply taxes to other tobacco
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 17, 2013 10:30

[Massachusetts] Board of Health ups Walpole tobacco sale age to 19

The Board of Health voted unanimously Tuesday night to raise the local age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 19 years old. The change takes effect Thursday, March 21.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 17, 2013 12:32

[Massachusetts] Berkshire Community College campus to become smoke-free Aug. 1

North Adams (MA) Transcript
added Mar 15, 2013 14:25

[Massachusetts] Billerica Hall-of-Famers not blowing smoke

A Massachusetts organization is using the theme of teamwork to help smokers kick the costly habit, and last month it inducted 11 locals into its growing Ex-Smokers Hall of Fame.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Mar 12, 2013 09:00
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