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BROWN: Obamacare Won't Solve Massachusetts' Tobacco Problem

Increased premiums for smokers aren't enough to make people quit. ... even as Obamacare creates incentives to quit, without the cessation programs that help those who decide smoking is too expensive a habit, the new policy measures might be ineffective.
Boston Magazine
added Mar 27, 2013 05:50

[Massachusetts] STRAND: Tobacco-Free UMass: It’s about time

But when I’m walking to class, and suddenly a puff of chemicals comes right into my face, I get a little upset. I’m sorry that you have an addiction, but your addiction is neither my fault nor my choice, so why is it fair that I’m paying for it second han
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Mar 26, 2013 14:40

[Massachusetts, Minnesota] Is smoking a mental health issue?

But the Boston Globe presents one of the realities of smoking rarely considered in the effort to stamp it out: The mentally ill smoke as a means of controlling the symptoms of their illness. "They rely on the cigarettes to soothe their symptoms -- what
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 25, 2013 16:52

[Massachusetts] Local age limit up to 19 for buying tobacco

Walpole’s Board of Health voted unanimously on March 12 to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 19. The change took effect Thursday. The board had been asked by an area pediatrician to raise the age to 21, but decided on 19 fo
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 24, 2013 18:21

[Massachusetts] Dangers of smoking near an oxygen tank

“We've had several fires with the people smoking with the oxygen tanks it's a big problem. I know the State Fire Marshal is very concerned with that”, says Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant The Fire Marshal has started a campaign called "Brea
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 19, 2013 03:25

[Massachusetts] Arlington eyes raising minimum age to buy cigarettes

Health officials in Arlington are looking to drastically overhaul tobacco sale regulations in the town, including raising the minimum purchasing age to 21 and prohibiting drug stores from selling cigarettes.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 19, 2013 01:23

[Massachusetts] Bill would ban smoking in apartments

Mr. Bowen has had state Rep. Jennifer E. Benson, D-Lunenburg, file a bill that would limit smoking to detached single-family homes. The first two bills were recommended to be studied, or to die quietly. This time around, Mr. Bowen said, he hopes anti-smo
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Mar 18, 2013 09:45

[Massachusetts] Cigarette causes Ware apartment fire, sends woman to hospital

Three people displaced, one in the hospital ... a woman forgot to put out her cigarette. It started a fire which caused the woman's home oxygen tank to explode.
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 18, 2013 09:28

[Massachusetts] Helping the mentally ill quit smoking

Genesis Club is part of a network of clubhouses for people with mental illness, funded by the state and with private donations. While they provide some addiction recovery services, the clubhouses have historically operated outside of the health care syst
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 18, 2013 04:43

[Massachusetts] Board of Health ups Walpole tobacco sale age to 19

The Board of Health voted unanimously Tuesday night to raise the local age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 19 years old. The change takes effect Thursday, March 21.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 17, 2013 12:32
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