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[Massachusetts] Attleboro mayor seeks smoking restrictions on drivers

Heroux has asked the city council to consider an ordinance that bans smoking in motor vehicles when a child is in a car seat. The mayor submitted a draft of the law last Tuesday. He said in a letter to the council that while “many jurisdictions” ban smo
Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle
added Jul 25, 2018 00:55

[Massachusetts] Marshfield Board of Health votes to ban smoking at membership clubs

voted unanimously Monday night to ban smoking and cigarette use in membership associations, formalizing a policy that all but one of the town’s such groups, the Marshfield Lodge of Elks, had enacted privately. “We’ve had this in discussion since we put t
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Jul 25, 2018 00:54
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Massachusetts to probe e-cigarette maker Juul over sales to minors

is investigating e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc and two online retailers to determine whether they violated state law by failing to prevent minors from buying their products, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday.
added Jul 24, 2018 22:49
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[Massachusetts, New Hampshire] EDITORIAL: Raise tobacco age to 21

we urge New Hampshire legislators to follow the lead of those in Massachusetts by raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21. Doing so will make it more difficult for children to get their hands on cigarettes and tobacco, which, in turn, will red
Nashua (NH) Telegraph
added Jul 23, 2018 18:14

[Massachusetts] Barnstable health board discusses vaping issue

“The problem of electronic cigarette use and vaping is actually exploding among our youth and it’s a real concern,” said Bob Collett, program director of the Tobacco Control Division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment. Col
Barnstable (MA) Patriot
added Jul 18, 2018 00:48

[Massachusetts] Neighborhood Council Opposes 87 Salem Street Tobacco Shop

(4:47) The proponent responded that there are at least three other smoke shops in the area, and that in other neighborhoods in the city, high-end shops like this catering to adults are very successful and popular. The Council expressed discomfort at the
North End
added Jul 13, 2018 13:18
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Our View: Beach goers shouldn’t have to contend with secondhand smoke

We were delighted to read that Westport’s new director of public health is pushing to ban smoking at all of the town’s public beaches. There’s already no smoking allowed at nearby state-run beaches — Horseneck and Gooseberry. And smoking is prohibited at
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jul 4, 2018 03:10

Massachusetts Senate votes to raise tobacco buying age to 21

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would raise the statewide age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. The bill would also ban smoking of e-cigarettes in places where cigarettes are currently banned, such as on school grounds. It would p
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jun 29, 2018 20:56

[Massachusetts] Westport officials to consider town beach smoking ban

Armando, told NBC 10 News the Beach Committee voted unanimously to move the proposal forward. "When I had the opportunity to walk some of our town beaches, it was a problem," Armendo said, who has held the position for about a month.
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Jun 28, 2018 02:20

[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owned beaches in town — Horseneck and Gooseberry — ban smoking. Armendo suggested a ban and pitched the idea to the Beach C
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 28, 2018 02:19
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