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[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

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Treat e-cigarettes like an addictive drug

But the arguments by those who are profiting from the surge in e-cigarette sales conveniently ignore the fact that they’re selling a highly addictive drug. Whether e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco is mostly irrelevant. The FDA has an obligation
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 8, 2016 17:37

[Massachusetts] Worcester health board cites 'urgency' to raise tobacco age

Board of Health has agreed to hold a public hearing next month on a variety of strategies aimed at making it more difficult for minors to get tobacco products in the city. Topping the list is a proposal that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added May 3, 2016 15:29

[Massachusetts] Senate passes tobacco bill

passed S. 2234, An Act to Protect Youth from the Health Risks of Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction, an omnibus bill that seeks to reduce tobacco use and nicotine addiction among youth. Among other provisions, the legislation will prohibit the sale of all to
Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle
added May 3, 2016 13:49

massachusetts the latest state to push tobacco control forward

We are eagerly watching developments in Massachusetts as their state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill filled with policies ranging from following Hawaii’s lead by raising the statewide minimum age of sale for tobacco to 21 to banning the sale of toba
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 1, 2016 13:49

[Massachusetts] Tobacco laws change in Tewksbury: Board of Health snuffs out flavored tobacco, raises legal age

The Tewksbury Board of Health wanted to enact a stricter law regarding to­bacco use with the town of Tewksbury. They proposed the following: restricting sales of flavored tobacco, blunt wraps, and cigars, and increasing the age of purchase on tobacco pro
Tewksbury (MA) Town Crier
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58

[Massachusetts] Stroud: Move to raise legal age won’t snuff out smoking

could actually lead to such negatives as a loss of tax revenues, wasting police resources, and higher smoking rates. Even worse, it would send a false and dangerous message to an entire generation of Americans that it is proper for the government to tell
Boston (MA) Herald
added Apr 30, 2016 02:32
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