Headlines Tagged with Massachusetts — 6,366 headlines found
A grassroots group at Berkshire Community College is advocating to expand smoking restrictions on campus. A proposal is being developed, but a recommendation isn't expected to go before the board of trustees until August 2013, according to Deborah Cote,
Nov 17, 2012 Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 17, 2012 18:54
respiratory care students at Berkshire Community College, hold up filters from a secondhand smoke demonstrator that was on display Thursday at the student cafeteria during the Great American Smokeout.
Nov 16, 2012 Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 16, 2012 14:10
Any day is a good day to quit smoking, but Thursday you definitely won't be alone. Thousands of smokers will be willing to butt out. The goal of the smokeout is to quit for at least one day.
Nov 15, 2012 WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Nov 15, 2012 10:01
According to a new Massachusetts Health Council report, . . . . The report also found that nearly 9,000 Massachusetts residents die each year from the effects of smoking.
Nov 13, 2012 AP - Associated Press
added Nov 13, 2012 04:14
The number of retailers in town that failed the annual tobacco compliance checks shot up this year, with seven establishments getting caught selling tobacco to minors in October.
Nov 6, 2012 Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 7, 2012 20:52
Nearly one in five smokers continued to light up while hospitalized, an observational study in a large urban hospital revealed. Overall, 18.4% (95% CI 16.8 to 20) of patients who smoked before admission also reported cigarette use during their inpatient
Nov 5, 2012 MedPage Today
added Nov 6, 2012 09:25
The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine replacement therapy has not
Nov 5, 2012 Reuters
added Nov 6, 2012 07:42
In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking in his state. He had no full-time staff and a piecemeal budget. More people complained about his smoking cessation cli
Nov 3, 2012 Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 4, 2012 01:09
A discarded cigarette is being blamed for the five-alarm blaze that engulfed an Allston home and hospitalized five people over the weekend, including a young woman forced to jump from three stories up to escape the inferno.
Nov 1, 2012 Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 1, 2012 18:12
Lester Hartman is so concerned about the toxic effects of tobacco use on young people that he's asking the health boards of up to 20 communities south and west of Boston to raise the smoking age to 21 from 18.
Oct 27, 2012 Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 29, 2012 12:40