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[Massachusetts] As vaping expands, activists feel lawmakers may finally intervene

Teens participating in the anti-smoking Kick Butts Day on Tuesday highlighted the problem of vaping in schools, and health lobbyists are optimistic about the chances of a bill (H 4109) currently before the House Committee on Ways and Means. Anti-tobacco
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 5, 2018 19:31
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[Massachusetts] BREWER: Guest Column: Tobacco Industry Targeting Teens With Vaping

Thanks to the tobacco and vaping industries targeting our youth, Berkshire County has experienced an increase in the use of e-cigarettes, such as the JUUL, by young people. In my job, I speak with people throughout our region about the dangers of tobac
iBerkshires.com
added May 4, 2018 17:11
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[Massachusetts] GILLESPIE: Big Tobacco still capitalizing on kids

I recently stopped by a convenience store in North Weymouth, an establishment that primarily sells candy, lottery tickets, and tobacco/vaping products. The small store was filled with posters colorfully advertising for both Juul and Blu (no pun intended)
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 4, 2018 17:01
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[Massachusetts] Local teens fight Big Tobacco's influence

The Gloucester Youth Council is a group of young leaders who have been putting advocacy into action. On Wednesday, some of the teen council members marked Kick Butts Day by traveling to the State House in Boston to protest Big Tobacco's use of cheap, sw
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added May 4, 2018 16:55
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Treat e-cigarettes same as tobacco

If it's inevitable that the age to buy tobacco products in this state soon will be raised from 18 to 21, shouldn't we do the same for e-cigarettes? Given the spike in popularity among teens, questionable marketing practices, and still unknown long-term
Lowell (MA) Sun
added May 2, 2018 18:20
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[Massachusetts, New York] Schools Fret as Teens Take to Vaping, Even in Classrooms

Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products.... New York's Plainedge High School was among the first to install new bathroom sensors that can detect e-cigarette vap
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 29, 2018 17:27
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[Massachusetts] Hopkinton board raises tobacco age, bans plastic bags

With an 11-year-old student taking action to make sure his town is healthier, the Board of Health voted Monday night to increase the age to buy tobacco in town from 18 to 21. Logan Sullivan, a fifth-grader at Hopkins Schools, told the board Monday night
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Apr 26, 2018 11:51
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[Massachusetts] Worcester Board of Health votes to restrict sale of flavored tobacco products to adults-only retailers

Convenience stores here will no longer be able to sell flavored tobacco products as of Jan. 1, 2019. The Board of Health Monday night unanimously voted to restrict the sale of the products to adults-only establishments, such as retail tobacco stores, vap
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Apr 25, 2018 17:40
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[Massachusetts] Updated: City holds firm on proposed flavored tobacco ban despite Chamber pushback

City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. is holding to a commitment to a partial ban on flavored tobacco products after the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce blasted the proposal in a recent letter. “A sales restriction is not going to properly address the pro
Worcester (MA) Magazine
added Apr 19, 2018 23:35
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[Massachusetts] James Packer takes a smoke break after checking into a $35,000-a-week U.S. psychiatric hospital to deal with his mental health problems

James Packer, 50, checked in to exclusive Boston mental health facility this week He'll spend two weeks at McLean Hospital's The Pavilion for tests and treatment
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 17, 2018 16:41
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