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[Massachusetts] Smoke-​​free campus debate moves to Faculty Senate

The Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday engaged in a lively dis­cus­sion about the university’s plan to explore a smoke-​​free campus, con­tin­uing a new committee’s effort to gather feed­back on the issue.
Northeastern News
added Feb 15, 2013 09:59
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Chicopee Woman Hit with Over $2,000 Tax Bill for Internet Purchases

Lynn Provost is a smoker and has been since she was 14, but never in her life did she expect to get a letter from the state - essentially a bill - stating she owed $2,500 in taxes, interest, and penalties. "I called and they said it was from cigarettes
abc40 WGGB-TV (Springfield, MA)
added Feb 15, 2013 09:02
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Another reason to quit smoking

And it would be no surprise that, privately, an employer might consider a smoker a liability. Smoking costs the state an average of $1.9 billion in lost productivity and more than $3 billion in medical expenses annually, according to the U.S. Centers for
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 7, 2013 09:44
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[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
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[Massachusetts] DOBBS: Column: Inconsiderate smokers contaminate campus

What’s the difference, in terms of impact on public health and quality of communal life, between smoking and splashing around in a bucket of sewage?
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Feb 7, 2013 08:45
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[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
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[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
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[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
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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
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[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
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