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[Massachusetts] STATE HOUSE NEWS: Legislative leaders propose increases in gas, cigarette taxes

Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 4, 2013 07:57

[Massachusetts] Springfield Fire Department: Careless disposal of smoking materials cause of blaze that displaced 5 from Forest Park neighborhood home

Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Apr 4, 2013 07:56

[Massachusetts] Falmouth Board of Health Considers Ban on Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

Later this month, the public will get an opportunity to weigh in on a Falmouth Board of Health proposal to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies. "You have something that's supposed to be selling you products for your health, and they're selling you something
Falmouth (MA) Enterprise
added Apr 2, 2013 12:36

[Massachusetts] MetroWest coalition forming to take on tobacco

Believing they are stronger together than they are separate, some MetroWest communities are looking to forge a coalition to discourage tobacco use in the region and better educate the public about the dangers of smoking. Local health officials said the
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 1, 2013 08:55

[Massachusetts] MURDOCK: Cig tax burns convenience stores in Mass.

As the owner of a small convenience store chain trying to stay in business ... Right next door, New Hampshire levies a cigarette tax of $1.68. If the proposed cigarette tax increase is passed, the tax increase would put Massachusetts retailers like me a
Boston (MA) Herald
added Apr 2, 2013 00:19

[Massachusetts] Youth Crew 'kicks butts' against tobacco

Members of the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse Youth Crew joined more than 200 youths from across the Commonwealth at the Massachusetts State House March 20 for a "Kick Butts Day" to celebrate their role in reducing the influence of the tobacco
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 31, 2013 14:52

[Massachusetts] Springfield expands smoking ban in public housing

The Springfield Housing Authority is expanding its ban on smoking to areas outside its properties, one year after the agency ordered residents and visitors to stop smoking inside its buildings. Massachusetts' third largest housing authority says the full
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 30, 2013 19:02

[Massachusetts] Careless disposal of cigarette seen as cause of six-alarm Dorchester blaze

Someone's careless disposal of a cigarette was the cause of a six-alarm blaze in Dorchester that caused an estimated $1.2 million in damage and left 30 people homeless, the Boston fire department said today.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 29, 2013 14:25

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Punishing smokers with higher taxes

A compassionate society doesn't punish the sick for their sicknesses. Responsible public health policy requires multiple approaches to discouraging smoking and helping smokers kick the habit. But what Beacon Hill wants is more state revenue for common ne
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Mar 28, 2013 16:05

[Massachusetts] Bill eyes smoking ban for apartments condos

A bill sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, would ban smoking in apartments and condos, a prohibition that local housing authorities say would be complicated to implement and lack widespread support. "We have been taking the 'wait and see' att
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Mar 28, 2013 08:57
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