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[Massachusetts] State lawmakers urged to increase legal smoking age

More than 100 cancer survivors, teenagers, and their families gathered at the State House, urging lawmakers to support a bill to raise the state smoking age from 18 to 21. Young adults are a key market for the tobacco industry with 95% of smokers startin
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Massachusetts] Should Mass. raise age to buy tobacco to 21?

Last year, the State Senate passed Lewis’ bill with overwhelming support. However, the State House of Representatives never held a floor vote. Opponents said the age change would be blow to personal freedom and would hurt businesses that sell tobacco.
WCVB-Ch. 5 (Boston, MA)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25
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[Massachusetts] Rolling tobacco and high profits for iRollie

Both exhausted and exhilarated, Joseph Khoury, senior at the University of Massachusetts and founder of iRollie, started last semester’s finals week with a four-and-a-half-hour drive at three in the morning to make his first exam. Khoury’s drive followed
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Mar 29, 2017 20:50
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[Massachusetts] Debate over smoking breaks out at woman’s funeral

In Quincy, Mass., Carol Tan Wong died of lung cancer. During his eulogy for his mother, Adrian Wong said “she was not a smoker. Not exposed to secondhand smoke. Never worked with chemicals. She was simply unlucky.” That’s when David Small, who was not i
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:20
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[Massachusetts] The funeral crasher: Stranger gives unsolicited 'racist' eulogy for woman who died of lung cancer by warning that illness was caused by 'incense at Asian churches'

Carol Tan Wong, 65, died of lung cancer on March 2 despite being a non-smoker... Adam Small, a local private investigator, stood up and gave his own eulogy He said that 'smoke in Asian churches' caused by incense was to blame
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2017 18:38
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco Free initiative to survey Tufts community

Tufts Tobacco Free, a campus initiative that is looking to make the Medford/Somerville campus tobacco-free, plans to survey the Tufts community about its proposed tobacco ban, according to Jennifer Allen, a professor of community health and faculty consul
The Tufts Daily
added Mar 16, 2017 18:01
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[Massachusetts] Condo owners weed out smoke

At least 89 owners of the InterContinental’s 130 condo units approved the measure, which took effect Tuesday after an amendment to the trust’s master deed was filed with the registry of deeds. “It got to be a problem because ... it permeates the walls,”
Boston (MA) Herald
added Mar 3, 2017 13:27
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[Massachusetts] Condo owners weed out smoke

ritzy Residences at The InterContinental in Boston...condominium trust has banned vaping, smoking tobacco, clove, marijuana or electronic cigarettes and harvesting marijuana...and experts say “just say no” is likely to be a growing real estate trend. At
Boston (MA) Herald
added Mar 2, 2017 19:33
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[Massachusetts] Proposed tobacco rules drew both ardent support and opposition

In the face of strong outcry from both sides of the issue, The Reading Board of Health has decided to table its decision on revised tobacco sales regulations until its next meeting in March. The Board of Health held a public hearing for the revisions on
Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle
added Feb 9, 2017 18:24
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[Massachusetts] Pembroke Board of Health votes to raise tobacco age to 21

In an effort to curb youth smoking, the Pembroke Board of Health voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 during its meeting Monday, Feb. 6. "Right now, if someone wants to smoke or drink alcohol and they're not of age, they are going t
Wicked Local (MA)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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