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[Massachusetts] Smoking blamed in Lawrence blaze that left 64 homeless

A six-alarm fire in Lawrence that destroyed one home and damaged four more Sunday was caused by a careless disposal of smoking material, the state fire marshal said. The massive blaze displaced 64 people in and around 131-133 Bennington St.
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2017 08:21

[Massachusetts] Cigar-pricing discrepancy still has Wareham tobacconist fuming

New England Smoke Shop owner Louis Bourassa noted in May’s BOH meeting that he is required to sell single cigars for at least $2.50 and two-cigar packages for at least $5. Two minutes down the road in Bourne, a person can buy a single cigar for 79 cents
Wicked Local (MA)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:22
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Health Officials Back Tobacco Control Programs

It has been just short of 10 years since Pittsfield mandated a tobacco retailer training program. Immediately, the number of illegal sales dropped significantly and stayed down, according to health officials. Recently, the Board of Health was asked to e
added Jun 8, 2017 20:17

[Massachusetts] ROBINSON: Big Tobacco Seeks to Monopolize The Marijuana Industry

in Massachusetts where tobacco wholesalers are hoping to convince the state to regulate marijuana much the same way, benefiting their industry. Currently in the state, wholesalers are accountable for the tracking, delivery, and taxing of all tobacco prod
Ring Of Fire Network
added Jun 8, 2017 18:57

[Massachusetts] Tobacco wholesalers want in on recreational marijuana

They’ve asked state officials to require marijuana producers to sell all their pot products through them...The tobacco businesses argue they have experience safeguarding a sensitive product throughout the supply chain, using sophisticated tracking techno
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 6, 2017 19:28

[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
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