Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Senate Discusses New Tobacco Tax Hike

Smoker with a Cigar

The Massachusetts Senate is discussing the possibility to raise the tax on flavoured cigars, little cigars and even blunt wraps (used to smoke marijuana), from 40% to 210%. The proposal aims to prevent youth from strating smoking, because it was

Amherst Raises to 21 Age to Buy Tobacco


Starting from August 15, 2015, people younger than 21 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes in local stores in the city of Amherst, Massachusetts. Chairwoman Nancy Gilbert told that last week the Board of Health unanimously voted for

Smoke-Free Policy at Sharon Housing Authority

Smoker at Balcony

The Sharon Housing Authority, city of Sharon, Massachusetts, has declared that it plans to prohibit use of cigarettes on all its complexes. The changes would come into effect from April, 2015. For the first several months smoking will be permitted

Massachusetts: No Smoking at CCHC Facilities

Smoking Woman

Starting from January, 2015, smoking no longer will be allowed at Falmouth Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, and other Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) facilities. At the beginning of the current week CCHC declared that starting from the next year, all health

Wayland Considers New Tobacco Regulations


The Board of Health in Wayland, Massachusetts, this week will organize public hearing on tobacco regulations in the city. The hearing will take placeĀ  in the Wayland Town Building, found at 41 Cochituate Road. Wayland is going to cancel the

Cambridge Council Proposed to Raise Tobacco Buying Age

Smoking Man

Last week on the meeting all members of Cambridge City Council in Massachusetts showed their support of the proposal to ban smoking in all parks and city open spaces, motels and outdoor food areas. Also there was proposed to raise

LHA to Become Smoke-Free


The Housing Authority in Lowell (LHA), Massachusetts, includes 1,896 units and from May 1 it became smoke-free, as the new anti-smoking policy was adopted. The aim of the smoke-free policy is to protect people from secondhand smoke exposure. The city