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[Massachusetts] Seven Brookline retailers fined for selling tobacco to minors

The number of retailers in town that failed the annual tobacco compliance checks shot up this year, with seven establishments getting caught selling tobacco to minors in October.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 7, 2012 20:52
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[Massachusetts] Smokers Light Up Even in Hospital

Nearly one in five smokers continued to light up while hospitalized, an observational study in a large urban hospital revealed. Overall, 18.4% (95% CI 16.8 to 20) of patients who smoked before admission also reported cigarette use during their inpatient
MedPage Today
added Nov 6, 2012 09:25
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[Massachusetts] 1 in 5 smokers light up while in hospital

The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine replacement therapy has not
Reuters
added Nov 6, 2012 07:42
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Mitt Romney Crippled Model Anti-Smoking Program In Massachusetts

In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking in his state. He had no full-time staff and a piecemeal budget. More people complained about his smoking cessation cli
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 4, 2012 01:09
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[Massachusetts] Allston fire that forced residents to jump blamed on cigarette

A discarded cigarette is being blamed for the five-alarm blaze that engulfed an Allston home and hospitalized five people over the weekend, including a young woman forced to jump from three stories up to escape the inferno.
Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 1, 2012 18:12
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[Massachusetts] Westwood doctor seeking to raise the smoking age

Lester Hartman is so concerned about the toxic effects of tobacco use on young people that he's asking the health boards of up to 20 communities south and west of Boston to raise the smoking age to 21 from 18.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 29, 2012 12:40
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[Massachusetts] Voices for a Healthy SouthCoast awarded more than $1 million

Will help create healthier communities in Wareham, Fall River, and New Bedford
Wicked Local (MA)
added Oct 24, 2012 11:59
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[Massachusetts] Teens sought for tobacco checks

The town’s Health Department is seeking teens from 15½ to 17 years old to work as compliance inspectors. Participants will be paid to check for compliance with tobacco laws by retailers in Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, and Watertown
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 22, 2012 04:33
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[Massachusetts] Westport Board of Health passes new tobacco regulation

On August 27, the Westport Board of Health passed a regulation entitled, "The Sale and Use of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products". The regulation was supported by student members of the Westport High School Chapter of the84.org;
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Oct 18, 2012 09:36
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[Massachusetts] Potential cigarette carton images stir controversy

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing to require graphic images on cigarette packaging, controversy over First Amendment rights has stirred a number of health and smoking rights advocates.
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Oct 16, 2012 07:18
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