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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.
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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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. Violators face a fine of up to $250...
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.
The smokeout, which is celebrated on the third Thursday of November, encourages people to quit smoking by g…
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 toba…

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