tobacco

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…
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…
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Health officials in a small Massachusetts town have withdrawn a first-in-the-nation proposal to ban all tobacco sales.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...
Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco For Mouth Cancer
Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.
Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind...