Headlines Tagged with Massachusetts — 6,327 headlines found
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.
Nov 6, 2012 Wicked Local (MA)
added Nov 7, 2012 20:52
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
Nov 5, 2012 MedPage Today
added Nov 6, 2012 09:25
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
Nov 5, 2012 Reuters
added Nov 6, 2012 07:42
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
Nov 3, 2012 Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 4, 2012 01:09
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.
Nov 1, 2012 Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 1, 2012 18:12
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.
Oct 27, 2012 Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 29, 2012 12:40
Will help create healthier communities in Wareham, Fall River, and New Bedford
Oct 24, 2012 Wicked Local (MA)
added Oct 24, 2012 11:59
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
Oct 20, 2012 Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 22, 2012 04:33
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;
Oct 17, 2012 New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Oct 18, 2012 09:36
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.
Oct 16, 2012 The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Oct 16, 2012 07:18