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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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Report: Underage Tobacco Sales at Record Lows

New statistics show that the sale of tobacco to minors in the U.S. were held near all-time lows last year under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage usage.

A federal report issued Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration says that the rate of retail tobacco sales to underage users nationwide has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997, to 9

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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful to Your Health?

They market e-cigarettes as a great alternative to smoking cigarettes, that pollute the air and cause cancer, but are these electronic vapor devices safe for your use?

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New York State Makes Novelty Lighters Illegal

Before the New York State Assembly called it quits for the summer they managed to pass one more law banning novelty lighters in the state. 

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Tobacco Sale Ban In Dartmouth

With the first of the year comes a ban on cigarette sales in Dartmouth. Tobacco products can no longer be sold at pharmacies and other health related shops.

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Take Part In The Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society is holding their annual Great American Smoke Out today. Nearly 45 million Americans smoke and today they are encouraged to give up the habit for at least 24 hours.

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Massachusetts Feeling the Affects of Illegal Drugs and Tobacco

Massachusetts is continuing to struggle with the health affects of illegal drugs and tobacco.

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