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[Massachusetts] Our view: Nanny government identifies a new target

Their sale to minors should be prohibited. But the legislation would also extend the ban on smoking ordinary cigarettes in public places to electronic cigarettes. There is no rational basis for this legislation.
Newburyport (MA) News
added Sep 16, 2013 11:35
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[Massachusetts] Regulations hazy for electronic cigarettes

While marketers call e-cigarettes a healthier – and cheaper – alternative to regular cigarettes, public health officials say they are undoing years of anti-smoking education and creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. A study released last week b
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Sep 11, 2013 09:20
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[Massachusetts] Adams Health Officials Closer To New Smoking Rules

With just three questions outstanding, the board hopes to hold a public hearing in the coming months before presenting them for adoption. The biggest question is banning the sale of tobacco products from health organizations and pharmacies. Member Allen
iBerkshires.com
added Sep 5, 2013 12:56
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: CHA should be commended for proposed smoking ban

“Cambridge Housing Authority looks to ban smoking in public housing,” ... CHA should be commended for taking action that is in line with a memo published by the U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development in July 2009, which “strongly encouraged” pub
Wicked Local (MA)
added Sep 2, 2013 00:14
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[Massachusetts] Medway Board of Health considers tougher tobacco laws

Medway is behind other communities in regulating the sale and use of tobacco products. Sarah McColgan, the tobacco control director for MHOA, said she contacted Medway's Health Agent Stephanie Bacon after some vendors in town got a warning from the FDA f
Milford (MA) Daily News
added Sep 1, 2013 01:16
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco firms, regulators take notice of e-cigarettes

As e-cigarette use climbs across the country, big tobacco and government regulators have taken notice. In 2012, Lorillard Inc., the country's third-biggest tobacco company, purchased the e-cigarette brand "blu eCigs" for $135 million. The brand now is s
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Aug 28, 2013 13:40
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco firms, regulators take notice of e-cigarettes

As e-cigarette use climbs across the country, big tobacco and government regulators have taken notice. In 2012, Lorillard Inc., the country's third-biggest tobacco company, purchased the e-cigarette brand "blu eCigs" for $135 million. The brand now is s
Wicked Local (MA)
added Aug 27, 2013 11:01
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[Massachusetts] For Marblehead, e-cigarette regulations may be near

Marblehead's Board of Health will soon add a subsection to the town's tobacco regulations, seeking to keep e-cigarettes out of minors' hands. Marblehead Public Health Director Andrew Petty said the vote on the proposal could come as early as the board's
Wicked Local (MA)
added Aug 23, 2013 01:41
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[Massachusetts] Smoking banned on six Northborough properties

The Board of Health last week banned smoking or the use of any tobacco product at several marquee town properties. The Town Hall, senior center, library, police and fire stations and DPW garage are now tobacco-free zones, Health Agent Jamie Terry said,
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Aug 22, 2013 16:37
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Rational policy for e-cigarettes

Boards of health, especially, must be guided by science, not personal opinions. Before they prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, they should think twice. Their responsibility is to protect the public health, not prohibit products they disapprove of.
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Aug 22, 2013 16:36
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