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Debate over raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21 has largely focused on the health risks of smoking and the ability of teenagers to obtain cigarettes from older friends, but pending legislation also restricts certain smokeless and tobacco-free p
May 19, 2017 Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added May 19, 2017 05:26
More than 100 lawmakers support a bill to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco products, like cigarettes, from 18 to 21. Susan DeCristofaro, a nurse at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, teaches 6th grade tobacco education. She told 22News ma
May 18, 2017 WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added May 19, 2017 05:24
Supporters—including public health advocates and doctors—are expected to appear at the State House this week to show their support for the bill, with a public hearing reportedly scheduled for Tuesday.
May 16, 2017 Boston (MA) Globe
added May 16, 2017 14:30
A diverse group of supporters—from doctors and public health experts to teenagers—will visit the Statehouse this week to argue for a bill that would make 21 the legal age for buying cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. A public hearing is repo
May 15, 2017 Boston Magazine
added May 15, 2017 17:49
The Board of Health is considering changes...include language referencing the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics aimed at enticing young people to smoke and a ban on the sale of flavored inhalant products, except for inside smoking bars and adult-only r
May 4, 2017 Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added May 5, 2017 12:38
I have been a manager at a business that sells tobacco products for over 27 years and have never been cited for selling such products to anyone underage. Regardless, in June, I will have to go online for two hours and "learn" how to sell tobacco products,
Apr 20, 2017 Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 20, 2017 23:44
With Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg all in support of the concept of raising the age to 21, and with the marijuana legislation providing a good opportunity, now is the time to do so.
Apr 9, 2017 Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:40
Last week, a group of more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, families and volunteers with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network visited Beacon Hill to ask lawmakers to support a tobacco control bill that includes the three-year age boost.
Apr 8, 2017 Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 9, 2017 15:13
the fire that killed two Houghs Neck residents started accidentally, likely by a cigarette near a medical oxygen tank. In the early morning of Feb. 12, a fast-moving blaze claimed the lives of Thelma Powers, 67, and her 19-year-old grandson, William Powe
Mar 28, 2017 Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Mar 31, 2017 01:43
While 140 Massachusetts cities and towns have raised their legal tobacco sales from 18 to 21, there's a renewed push to enact a similar restriction statewide.
Mar 29, 2017 Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27