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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Punishing smokers with higher taxes

A compassionate society doesn't punish the sick for their sicknesses. Responsible public health policy requires multiple approaches to discouraging smoking and helping smokers kick the habit. But what Beacon Hill wants is more state revenue for common ne
Metro West Daily News (Framingham, MA)
added Mar 28, 2013 16:05
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[Massachusetts] Bill eyes smoking ban for apartments condos

A bill sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, would ban smoking in apartments and condos, a prohibition that local housing authorities say would be complicated to implement and lack widespread support. "We have been taking the 'wait and see' att
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Mar 28, 2013 08:57
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[Massachusetts] Smoking to be banned outside Springfield public housing

For residents of public housing owned by the Springfield Housing Authority , smoking has been banned inside their apartments for the last year. Now, they will no longer be able to smoke outside as well. Starting next week, smoking will be banned on all S
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Mar 27, 2013 15:09
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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