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Massachusetts Flavored Tobacco Ban Going Into Effect June 2020

On June 1, 2020, the sale of flavored tobacco products will be banned at most retailers in the state of Massachusetts. Today, Gov. Charlie Baker...
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Massachusetts Senate Passes Flavored Tobacco Ban, Heads to Governor’s Desk

On Thursday, the Massachusetts Senate passed H.4196, a bill that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products statewide, joining the House in passing the...
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Massachusetts House Approves Flavored Tobacco Ban

A proposal to ban flavored tobacco got the overwhelming support of the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday, passing by a 127-31 vote and moving...
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Massachusetts’ Tobacco Purchase Age Increase Goes to 21 Today

The minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Massachusetts is going up today, though it’s not as straightforward of an increase as you might think....
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Swansea, Mass. Increases Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The Swansea Board of Health has approved an increase to the minimum age to purchase tobacco products ahead of the statewide increase, which will eliminate...
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Fall River, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

At its most recent meeting, the Fall River Board of Health voted unanimously to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to...
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Hingham, Mass. Increasing Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

While a statewide increase to the tobacco purchasing age is going to Massachusetts, a number of cities and towns are deciding that it won’t happen...
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Ashburnham, Mass. Bans Flavored Tobacco, Raises Purchasing Age to 21

A pair of anti-tobacco ordinances received the approval of the Ashburnham Board of Health this week, as a person will soon have to be at...
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Dracut, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age, Passes Additional Restrictions

The Dracut Board of Health passed a number of tobacco-related proposals at its most recent meeting, the most notable of which is that a person...
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Bourne, Mass. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

The Bourne Board of Health approved a proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the town from 18 to 21-years-old, making...
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Plymouth, Mass. Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Even though the state of Massachusetts has enacted a law that will raise the minimum purchase age for tobacco products to 21-years-old, the town of...
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