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[Massachusetts] Are companies' 'No Smoking' policies turning into 'no smokers need apply'?

More and more Massachusetts employers, worried about health-care costs, sick days and perhaps emboldened by a buyers market for labor, are looking into excluding smokers from their pools of job applicants, said Thomas Jones, vice president of the employe
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 4, 2013 13:35
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[Massachusetts] Researchers Identify Involuntary Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Boston Public Housing Authority Residents with Salivary Cotinine Testing from Salimetrics.

A recent study from the Massachusetts General Hospital found a detectable level of the nicotine metabolite, cotinine, in 88% of non-smoking children and adults, indicating that they had been involuntarily exposed to tobacco smoke as a resident of the Bos
PR Web
added Jan 31, 2013 13:50
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco smoke exposure in a sample of Boston public housing residents.

Tobacco smoke exposure is substantially higher in this sample of nonsmoking BHA residents than among nonsmoking Americans nationally. A comprehensive prohibition on smoking in BHA housing units enacted in October 2012 will help protect this highly expose
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Jan 31, 2013 13:48
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[Massachusetts] Is tobacco a gay issue?

In an article in the journal of Cancer, Causes, and Control . . . . Groups like the Boston-based The Fenway Institute are looking to bring to light statistics about the prevalence of tobacco use amongst LGBT’s and create support groups for those trying t
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Jan 31, 2013 13:37
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[Massachusetts] Budget Shortfalls Burning Anti-Smoking Funds

Millions of dollars originally intended for smoking cessation programs in Massachusetts have been diverted to offset budget deficits, leaving the state struggling to fund quit-smoking hotlines, treatment programs and anti-tobacco advertising, the New Eng
WGBH (Boston, MA)
added Jan 30, 2013 20:27
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[Massachusetts] Letter: SSDP opposes smoke-free NU

Our chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy strongly opposes the increased burden on university resources that would result from a campus-wide smoking ban.
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Jan 30, 2013 01:28
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[Massachusetts] Letter: Smoke-free campus promotes student health

Considering Northeastern’s newfound status as a national leader among universities, we must aggressively fight smoking, the public health emergency of our time. Getting Huskies to commencement tobacco-free is central to promoting the health of our fellow
The Huntington News (Northeastern University)
added Jan 30, 2013 01:23
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: State caught in tobacco tax shell game

. Patrick also hopes to reap another $18.54 million from raising taxes on other tobacco products. So clearly, the state’s interest is not getting smokers to quit. The state is interested in making as much money as it can from smokers’ addiction to tobacc
Newburyport (MA) News
added Jan 29, 2013 14:02
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OLSON: Estimate: Massachusetts Diverts 99% of Tobacco Money to Other Causes

we can now see that it was the purest pretense for attorneys general in states like Massachusetts to have portrayed the Great Tobacco Robbery settlement of some years back as motivated by a supposed need for new “public health” outlays, as opposed to shee
Cato Institute
added Jan 29, 2013 13:32
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[Massachusetts] For tobacco control officials, an uphill battle to keep teens from lighting up

The state is spending a lot less to curb teens' urge to light up or helping grown-ups to quit. But for Marilyn Edge, the battle against smoking goes on each day in convenience stores, markets and liquor outlets in 13 area communities. This year, her bud
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jan 28, 2013 23:01
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