Sort by: Date added | Date Published | Most Viewed

Headlines Tagged with Massachusetts 6,325 headlines found


[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
1 View

[Massachusetts] Over protests, Lowell board bans under-21 tobacco sales

About a dozen people spoke in favor of the change and about a dozen people spoke in opposition before the board's unanimous vote. Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician, gave the board samples of tobacco products with flavors like cotton candy to illustrate
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:39

[Massachusetts] Lowell healthboard bans tobacco sales to those under 21

voted unanimously Wednesday to prohibit sales of tobacco products to anyone under 21, and to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products at any store that earns less than 90 percent of its sales from tobacco. The new regulations take effect on Oct. 1, when
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:38

[Massachusetts] TUCCILLE: Bay State Officials Want To Emulate the Drug War to Collect Cigarette Taxes

State officials have hiked tobacco taxes so high in pursuit of the twin not-so-compatible goals of enhancing revenue while also discouraging smoking that people are buying their smokes on the black market, smuggled in from low-tax jurisdictions or oversea
Reason Magazine
added Jun 9, 2016 16:49

[Massachusetts] Worcester Board of Health raises minimum smoking age to 21

The Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday night to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21. The new regulation will go into effect Sept. 1. The board's vote came after a packed public hearing that included public
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 2, 2016 17:43

[Massachusetts] You will need to be 21 to buy cigarettes in Worcester very soon

Come the end of summer, you will have to wait until you are 21 to buy cigarettes within the Worcester city limits. The Board of Health voted unanimously on Wednesday to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 as of Sept. 1.
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jun 2, 2016 17:43
1 View

[Massachusetts] City Hall Notebook: Hearing on tobacco regs Wednesday night

Among the items being considered by the Board of Health include raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. Board members have indicated that raising the minimum age is a priority. More than 100 communities in the state have alrea
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Jun 1, 2016 20:01

[Massachusetts] COHASSET BOARD OF HEALTH: Age to buy tobacco products raised

There are four changes that will go into effect June 1st in Cohasset’s Regulations Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products. Those changes are: n No person shall sell tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the minimum legal sales age o
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 22, 2016 19:45

[Massachusetts] Fatal fires in Northbridge, Fall River, blamed on smoking

wo recent fatal fires in Massachusetts are being blamed on smoking. The state Fire Marshal on Thursday said a blaze at a duplex in Northbridge on Saturday that claimed the lives of two young women, and a May 7 fire in Fall River that took the life of a 61
AP - Associated Press
added May 19, 2016 23:10

[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
Sign up for daily headlines All Headlines Featured Headlines U.S. Headlines International Headlines