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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Going too far on smoking

No driver should smoke in car with a child as a passenger. But police on the commonwealth’s roadways have enough on their plates without being deputized to run a highway campaign for better public health.
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jul 31, 2017 12:57
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[Massachusetts] State lawmakers consider driving and smoking ban

A bill at the Statehouse aims to crack down on second hand smoke in cars. It’s called “an act to protect little lungs,” and would ban drivers from smoking cigarettes, if they’re driving with a child who’s young enough for a car seat. According to the Ce
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Jul 26, 2017 18:01
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[Massachusetts] Child protection bill targets smoking in cars

The Committee on Public Health heard testimony on a Rep. Paul Heroux bill that aims to tighten restrictions on smoking and driving. Heroux filed “an act to protect little lungs” to stop drivers and passengers from smoking in cars where children young eno
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jul 26, 2017 03:13
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[Massachusetts] New tobacco rules in Easthampton headed for public hearing

If the Board of Health agrees, those under the age of 21 will soon be prohibited from buying tobacco products at retail stores within the city. The Board of Health plans a June 10 public hearing on its proposed new rules concerning the sale of tobacco an
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jul 12, 2017 03:16
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[Massachusetts] Braintree schools extend ban on e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are now prohibited in the middle and elementary schools. The school committee approved a measure Monday night which included “nicotine products and paraphernalia” in the tobacco policy as part of a series of revisions to the student
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Jul 11, 2017 05:02
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Local doctor warns parents of dangers of Juul e-cigarettes

The Juul is so popular it’s on back order at Vape Daddy’s in Newton, and Dr. Lester Hartman of Westwood Mansfield Pediatrics says part of the appeal is that it looks like a flash drive for a computer, and can even be charged by USB. “I'm seeing kids sta
WFXT-TV FOX25 (Dedham, MA)
added Jul 4, 2017 03:38
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[Massachusetts] Beverly eyes new smoking regulations

Smokers visiting city parks may soon have to leave if they need a cigarette, and people under age 21 may no longer be able to buy tobacco products. The Board of Health will consider banning smoking in city parks and raising the legal age to buy tobacco d
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Jun 27, 2017 01:27
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[Massachusetts] Could public pot-smoking pass muster?

Less attention has been paid to provisions of the marijuana bill (H 3776) the House passed this week that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if local governments permit that activity. Braintree Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairma
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 25, 2017 22:45
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[Massachusetts] House proposed marijuana bill could allow pot smoking in public

The state’s House of Representatives marijuana bill contains a provision that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if a city or town allows it. The intention is to give municipalities power to allow cannabis cafes, smoking weed at s
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Jun 23, 2017 22:13
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: MALDEN’S SENATOR TAKES A STAND

The key word in the bill’s title is “addiction.” By pushing for an increase in the legal age to purchase tobacco and attacking vaping, Lewis is exposing the continued push by the tobacco industry to target young people.
Lynn (MA) Daily Item
added Jun 20, 2017 10:01
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