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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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[Massachusetts] Fatal Fall River fire caused by improper use of smoking materials

Diane Roy, a 69-year-old woman who lived at 164 Hartwell St., died in the bathroom of her third-floor apartment after the cigar she was smoking ignited her clothing...Roy’s cigars were not required to meet the state’s Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes g
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 15, 2018 16:31
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[California, Massachusetts] Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “Ther
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added Mar 16, 2018 19:02
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[Massachusetts] Norfolk sets hearing on tobacco-sale restrictions

The proposed amendment to the board’s existing regulations would prohibit selling tobacco products in any retail establishment such as a pharmacy that operates or has a health care institution within it. The proposed amendment is available for review in t
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 13, 2018 15:12
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[Massachusetts] Mass. has above average rate of new lung cancer cases, says report

a new report from the American Lung Association found an above average rate of new lung cancer cases in the Bay State. Massachusetts stands at 29th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. with a lung cancer new incidence rate of 66.5 new cases per 100,
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Mar 1, 2018 06:21
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[Massachusetts] Seven organizations work on smoking cessation

The Asian Health Initiative of Tufts Medical Center met Feb. 9 at the downtown hospital. It awarded three-year grants to seven neighborhood organizations who serve the Chinatown community, with each organization reporting on the first year of their effor
Sampan Newspaper
added Feb 23, 2018 16:50
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Pa. Man Gets 1 Year For Aiding Tobacco Tax Evasion ($$)

A Pennsylvania distributor was sentenced to a year and a day behind bars in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to helping a Bay State wholesaler avoid paying more than $9.6 million in taxes on massive shipments of tobacco products
Law360
added Feb 22, 2018 23:31
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