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Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette tax

Massachusetts taxpayers have shelled out an extra $542 million since state lawmakers voted three years ago to hike the tax on cigarettes and gasoline, with none of the cigarette revenue going directly to anti-smoking programs. That’s rankled some activis
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 11, 2016 17:34
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[Massachusetts] As Mass. considers raising tobacco-buying age, Cumberland Farms wants clarity in laws

A letter delivered to House lawmakers last week and signed by more than 1,000 managers and store employees of the Framingham-based chain said workers want their tobacco compliance efforts to be "second-nature." "But as it stands now, we are instead force
Taunton (MA) Gazette
added Jul 8, 2016 02:50
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Age limit for cigarettes is not arbitrary — it’s a lifesaver

“SMOKING IS unhealthy” might be Jeff Jacoby’s only understatement in an opinion piece full of hyperboles...Raising the age of sale to 21 is not arbitrary; on the contrary, it is science-based and aimed at protecting our youth.... The bill pending in the L
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 17:25
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[Massachusetts] Man burned when battery on e-cigarette explodes

A 47-year-old man was treated for second-degree burns to his hand after the battery pack of an electronic cigarette "exploded" in a room at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Chelmsford early Saturday morning, according to firefighters.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jul 4, 2016 17:22
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: SEN. LEWIS/REP. McMURTRY: Raising tobacco sales age to 21 is smart public health and fiscal policy

CONTRARY TO Jeff Jacoby’s recent column...A report from Philip Morris complained that “raising the legal minimum age for cigarette purchase to 21 could gut our key young-adult market.” It is immoral to enable Big Tobacco’s effort to foster lifelong addict
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 17:21
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Let's stop to think of the social benefits of smoking . . . OK, done.

JEFF JACOBY compares the freedom to buy cigarettes... Jacoby wails about individual rights but is really asking the rest of us to absorb the terrible costs of unregulated corporate greed.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 17:19
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[Massachusetts] Exploding E-Cigarette Burns Hotel Guest

CHELMSFORD (CBS) – A man suffered burns early Saturday morning after his electronic cigarette exploded inside a Chelmsford hotel. Firefighters responded to the Radisson just before 3 a.m. and found minor smoke and fire damage.
WBZT.com
added Jul 4, 2016 17:11
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: Must smokers bow to the oppression of the health zealots?

Jeff Jacoby points out that smokers are a “relatively powerless fraction of the population, frequently ostracized.”... poor health habits should not make any group relatively powerless in a democracy, and, while the dangers of secondhand smoke justify res
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2016 16:40
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[Massachusetts] Vape shop owners say new federal regulations could close them down

Opponents of a new tobacco product review process, announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May, say it will cost manufacturers of e-cigarettes, e-juice and delivery systems millions of dollars per product – money they can’t afford. The FDA,
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 25, 2016 02:19
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[Massachusetts] Smoking On Beaches Stirs Public Debate In Bourne

a debate is brewing over smokers’ rights: whether the Town of Bourne should institute a ban on smoking at public beaches. Anti-smoking advocates point to smells and health risks of second-hand smoke, while defenders argue that anyone offended by the smel
Bourne (MA) Enterprise
added Jun 24, 2016 16:38
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