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[Massachusetts] Mass anti-tobacco spending goes up in smoke

Twenty years ago, supporters of a Massachusetts tobacco tax increase had lofty goals for the money it would bring in. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax - from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack - to fund the creation of t
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added May 28, 2013 13:30

[Massachusetts] Taxing tobacco a national addiction

Raising tobacco taxes is an easy political choice: there is little opposition and plenty of support. But as Massachusetts grows more dependent on tobacco revenues now approaching $1 billion a year, the use of a sin tax to balance the books raises questio
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:56

[Massachusetts] States becoming more dependent on tobacco levies

Massachusetts lawmakers' growing reliance on tobacco taxes to help balance the state budget is part of a national trend that has grown with each flutter of the country's economy.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:53

[Massachusetts] Two Bellingham business owners join tobacco task force

Two business owners have agreed to join a task force created last month to study the economic impact of draft amendments to the Board of Health's tobacco bylaw. Emad Asaad, owner of the 7-Eleven on Pulaski Boulevard, and Antonie Khoury, owner of Gateway
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:51

[Massachusetts] SUN/REESE: Tobacco tax - Who smokes and who pays?

the poor and the less educated smoke at a higher rate than those with higher incomes and more schooling. As a result, Massachusetts' ever-increasing tobacco tax has become increasingly regressive.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:47

[Massachusetts] POLL: Protect 'Little Lungs' with smoking-in-cars ban?

The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering a bill, dubbed "an act to protect little lungs" that would make it illegal to smoke while driving or riding in a vehicle with a child young enough to be required to ride in a safety seat. The law wo
Wicked Local (MA)
added May 27, 2013 14:29

[Massachusetts] As state diverts tobacco funds, treatment programs up in smoke

This fiscal year, state government will collect a combined $815 million in tobacco taxes and payments from a 1998 settlement with tobacco companies. It will spend $4.1 million on antitobacco programs -- less than 1 percent of total revenues.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added May 27, 2013 11:20

[Massachusetts] Readers React to 'Smoke-Free' Breaks - Jamaica Plain, MA Patch

Jamaica Plain responds to the call for the proper disposal of cigarettes along Centre Street.
added May 26, 2013 12:50

[Massachusetts] Northeastern to adopt smoke-free campus policy

After gath­ering infor­ma­tion through dili­gent research and reviewing feed­back from hun­dreds of North­eastern com­mu­nity mem­bers, a com­mittee com­prising stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff has rec­om­mended that the uni­ver­sity adopt a cam­puswide sm
Northeastern News
added May 25, 2013 13:39

[Massachusetts] Mass. Advocates Want To Snuff Out Higher Premiums For Smokers

The debate about whether smokers should pay more for health insurance has created unusual alliances. Tobacco companies are working alongside cancer societies and consumer groups to persuade states they should reject higher charges for smokers. “First of
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added May 24, 2013 11:55
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