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[Massachusetts] Rush is on for permits to sell e-cigarettes in Boston

Boston shopkeepers are rushing to sell electronic cigarettes, apparently driven by sales pitches from the nation's third-largest tobacco company. Lorillard representatives have been offering retailers display samples and suggesting they stock the tobacc
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 8, 2013 09:29

[Massachusetts] Town bans electronic cigarette sales to minors

The board of health on Monday voted to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in Foxboro, and to prohibit anyone's use of the controversial devices wherever smoking is prohibited. The restriction will take effect on Aug. 1. Members Paul Mullin
Foxboro (MA) Reporter
added Jun 30, 2013 11:55

Massachusetts Residents Who Smoked Marlboro Cigarettes Could Be Part Of A Lawsuit Against Philip Morris.

A class action lawsuit has been brought against Philip Morris. The lawsuit seeks to have Philip Morris pay for medical monitoring in the form of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. Medical monitoring is a potentially life saving screening technique
PR Newswire
added Jun 29, 2013 14:45

[Massachusetts] Amherst debates tobacco regulations

Proposed regulations to restrict access to tobacco at Amherst stores could hurt business at those establishments, one convenience store representative told the Board of Health last week. Ray Cross, district manager for F.L. Roberts & Co. which operates t
Amherst (MA) Bulletin
added Jun 27, 2013 11:31

Massachusetts Tobacco Tax Increase is Big Win for Kids and Health

The decision by the Massachusetts legislature to increase the state cigarette tax by $1 per pack and also increase the tax on other tobacco products as part of the transportation bill is a win-win for Massachusetts because it will save lives and increase
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 27, 2013 10:34

[Massachusetts] Officials: Municipalities Should Have Power to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana in Public

State Rep. Cleon Turner says the legislature should have had control of the rules in regards to the passage of the pot laws.
Boston Magazine
added Jun 18, 2013 13:27

Massachusetts ruling could invite more tobacco suits

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that cigarettes' addictive qualities do not give cigarette makers "special protection" from product liability claims, a move that could make the state a hotbed for tobacco plaintiffs. The Massachusetts Supreme Court
Thomson Reuters
added Jun 18, 2013 12:23

[Massachusetts] Experts: SJC’s tobacco ruling could pave way for suits

A first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finding that tobacco companies cannot claim special protection under the law simply because their products are addictive could open the door to a slew of product liability suits, experts said. T
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2013 09:37

[Massachusetts] SJC orders retrial for $81M in punitive damages in tobacco case

Massachusetts' highest court yesterday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award for the family of a late Roxbury woman who was hooked on cigarettes thanks to free samples she got as a child at her Orchard Park playground -- but the court found her
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 12, 2013 14:57

[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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