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Massachusetts Legislature Hopes to Raise Smoking Age to 21
BOSTON (AP) _ A move to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across Massachusetts is gathering steam on Beacon Hill.
The Legislature's Public Health Committee on Thursday unveiled a bill that would raise from 18 to 21 the minimum age for the purchase of toba…
Cigar’s Burning Desire
Tuesday evening, City Councilors Joe Lopes, Steve Martins and Henry Bousquet of the Committee on Ordinances and the Board of Health will meet to explore the possibilities of placing three tobacco and herbal vapor Hookah Bar establishments under the Smoke-Free Workplace Law...
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! Federal data just found a sharp increase in e-cigarette use among teenagers, which tripled among middle and high school stude…
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.
Carvalho says a female teacher found four girls in a classroom with the lights off, smoking...
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Health officials in a small Massachusetts town have withdrawn a first-in-the-nation proposal to ban all tobacco sales.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...
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.
Town health agent Elizabeth Swedberg told AP about the reasoning behind the proposal,&nbs…
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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