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Teen Smoking Redo

It's good news that many middle school kids aren't smoking traditional cigarettes as much anymore. Instead, they've swapped a Marlboro for an e-cigarette...

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Cuban Cigar Boom? Stores And Customers Say Not Yet

The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business.

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Teacher Assaulted At New Bedford High

A teacher at New Bedford High School was assaulted last week.

According to School Department spokesman Jon Carvalho, the incident happened last Thursday morning...

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Town Withdraws Tobacco Ban Proposal

Health officials in a small Massachusetts town have withdrawn a first-in-the-nation proposal to ban all tobacco sales.

Westminster's board of health voted 2-1 at its regular meeting Wednesday to drop the proposal, a week after rowdy opposition led them to end a public hearing early...

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The Annual Smokeout Is Thursday


The Great American Smokeout is this Thursday. The American Cancer Society encourages smokers to quit the habit on the third Thursday of each November.

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Massachusetts Town May Become The First To Ban All Tobacco Sales

The town of Westminster, Massachusetts, may become the first in the nation to outlaw the sale of all tobacco products, with its Board of Health set to hear comments from the public this week on the proposed ban...

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Should Cigarette Sales Be Banned On Military Bases


There's a battle brewing as the Defense Department considers whether to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco on military bases and ships, with some critics saying it's unfair to service members who are already sacrificing for their country.


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Council Wants Ban On Synthetic Smoking Drugs

Over a dozen states have passed laws banning synthetic cannabis, but Massachusetts isn't one of them.

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Boston Approves Ban on Smoking in City-Run Parks

The Boston parks and Recreation Commission has approved a ban on smoking in city-run parks.

The ban approved Monday takes effect immediately and applies to tobacco, marijuana and other "lighted or vaporized" substances...

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Today is the Day to Kick the Habit

The Great American Smokeout is helping Americans kick the habit.

American Cancer Society spokesman Robin Brown says the annual event helps smokers take an important step toward a healthier life...

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