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[Massachusetts] E-cigarette regulation tied up in tobacco age bill

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
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added May 19, 2017 05:26

Lawmakers push to raise Massachusetts smoking age to 21

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
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added May 19, 2017 05:24

[Massachusetts] Mass. legislators consider raising tobacco buying age to 21

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.
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 16, 2017 14:30

Massachusetts Eyes Higher Tobacco Buying Age

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
Boston Magazine
added May 15, 2017 17:49

[Massachusetts] Orange BOH mulling proposed changes to tobacco, nicotine regs

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
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added May 5, 2017 12:38

[Massachusetts] Letter: Sellers are overburdened with tobacco regulations

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,
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 20, 2017 23:44

[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Good opportunity to raise state smoking age to 21

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.
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:40

[Massachusetts] House is battleground for higher tobacco age

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.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Apr 9, 2017 15:13
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[Massachusetts] Quincy double-fatal fire ruled accidental, likely started by cigarettes

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
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Mar 31, 2017 01:43

[Massachusetts] Groups renew push to raise tobacco age to 21

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.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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