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Smoking on Beaches in Cape Towns

63-year-old smoker Mike Kelly lives in Cape Cod. He enjoys going to the Corporation Beach along with his family. It is a real pleasure for him to spend a sunny day on the beach, but he cannot light up his favorite Davidoff Superslims Gold cigarettes as smoking is banned on the beaches. Being a tobacco user for many years, Mike … Continue reading Continue reading

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Framingham Wants to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21

In order to prevent youth from smoking, the Board of Health wants to increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes in Framingham, Massachusetts, from 18 to 21. The Board would consider the proposal on its meeting at the beginning of the week when they would discuss modifications to city’s tobacco regulations. The city also wants to limit sale of e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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Westminster Considers Banning Sale of Tobacco Products

At the beginning of the week Westminster Board of Health organized public hearings on the proposal to prohibit sale of tobacco products in the town. There came 70 people to express their opinion on the subject. It turned out the the majority of them is against the ban. Selectmen cannot participate in voting for the proposal but they attentively listened … Continue reading

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Arlington Raises Age to Buy Tobacco to 20

Arlington, Massachusetts, is going to increase minimum age to buy tobacco products to 20. The change comes into action from July 1, 2014. The next year the legal age to buy cigarettes will be increased one more time, to 21. The proposal to make these changes came from Arlington Board of Health which passed these regulations in 2013. Previously the … Continue reading

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History of Smoking Bans in Massachusetts

Let us see the evolution of anti-smoking policies in the state of Massachusetts from 2004 till present days. July 2004 First anti-smoking law comes into action on July 5 and it bans smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces. There were established next fines: $100 for people caught violating it and $300 for business owners who permitted smoking in their establishment. … Continue reading

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