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[Massachusetts] WILUSZ: Healthy Pittsfield | A breath of fresh air: Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke

Converting properties to go smoke-free is legal. In fact, landlords are potentially liable and have an obligation to ensure healthy and safe housing is available. In a 2008 survey of Massachusetts landlords, 42 percent of owners reported that a smoke-fre
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added May 16, 2016 14:48

[Massachusetts] Tobacco regulations debated

During a presentation that lasted a couple hours, health chairwoman Bobbie Orsi said that the board is being progressive by cutting youth access to tobacco, trying to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and improve overall community health.
Pittsfield (MA) Gazette
added May 15, 2016 19:44

[Massachusetts] Connecticut man pleads guilty to tobacco tax fraud / Singh could serve more than 45 years in federal prison

Singh worked as a tobacco products wholesaler from 2008 to 2012. He admitted to avoiding tobacco excise taxes on smokeless tobacco and cigars sold to convenience stores and gas stations.
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added May 12, 2016 15:56

[Massachusetts] Pittsfield councilors grill health officials over tobacco regulations

Several city councilors on Tuesday urged the Board of Health to modify its tough new tobacco control regulations, which include a controversial cap on new tobacco sales permits that some believe hinders economic development. The often sharp questioning,
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added May 12, 2016 03:55

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Reasonable rules for e-cigarettes

While anti-tobacco activists have reflexively opposed e-cigarettes, the available research supports the FDA’s more limited approach. The priority should be keeping e-cigarettes – and all addictive substances – out of the hands of children.
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added May 11, 2016 19:26

[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Council Voices Opposition to Tobacco Regulations

For more than two hours the City Council peppered local and state health officials about tobacco regulations that were implemented in 2014. The issue is coming to a head now after a business was denied a tobacco retailer permit because the regulations
added May 11, 2016 13:07

[Massachusetts] State calls on tobacco companies to stop advertising to kids

The Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention program just launched a new campaign titled, “Big Tobacco is Sweet Talking Our Kids.”... The campaign asks residents to “Get OUTRAGED” about the tobacco industry’s tactics, seen in ads ru
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added May 10, 2016 12:36

[Massachusetts] CADWALLADER: The fight against tobacco is not over

Tobacco control isn’t a new topic, but in the effort to stop 1 billion preventable deaths, we still have a long way to go.
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 9, 2016 22:41

[Massachusetts] State looks to hike age for buying tobacco to 21

Massachusetts could soon become the third state ... The Retailers Association of Massachusetts fears the bill will harm its members who sell tobacco. “We are opposed to the legislation,” said Ryan Kearney, general counsel for the RAM. “We see it as anti-
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 9, 2016 22:38

[Massachusetts] Central Mass. health officials praise new e-cigarette regulations

Dr. Lynda M. Young, a longtime Worcester pediatrician who is chairman of Tobacco Free Massachusetts, said the rules include a lot of things for which pediatricians have been advocating. “Pediatricians have been just screaming about this for a number of y
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added May 9, 2016 19:57
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